Every US Region’s Top 5 Spots for Vacation Homes

When you think of a second home, you often think of a home near the water or mountains as the best investment. But some surprising cities–far from coastlines or mountains–can also make for a good second home investment spot.

Demand for second homes has skyrocketed since the pandemic–prices have too. Hippo, a homeowners insurance firm, analyzed median home costs, average home insurance premiums, property value gains, crime rates, and more to identify the second home markets with the best investment potential. Some unexpected markets topped its list that offers lower median home prices, low crime rates, and more. They broke down the top markets by region of the U.S.

Southern Hot Spots

1. El Paso, Texas

Median home price: $165,671

2. Laredo, Texas

Median home price: $162,959

3. Winston-Salem, N.C.

Median home price: $184,934

4. Greensboro, N.C.

Median home price: $195,842

5. Lexington, Ky.

Median home price: $240,302

Midwestern Hot Spots

1. Fort Wayne, Ind.

Median home price: $174,473

2. St. Louis

Median home price: $158,572

3. Detroit

Median home price: $52,905

4. Lincoln, Neb.

Median home price: $237,557

5. Milwaukee

Median home price: $163,980

Western Hot Spots

1. Glendale, Ariz.

Median home price: $333,159

2. Boise, Idaho

Median home price: $495,485

3. Las Vegas

Median home price: $325,485

4. Bakersfield, Calif.

Median home price: $315,014

5. Riverside, Calif.

Median home price: $533,062

Northeastern Hot Spots

1. Newark, N.J.

Median home price: $359,845

2. New York

Median home price: $662,535

3. Philadelphia

Median home price: $221,996

4. Pittsburgh

Median home price: $219,571

5. Buffalo, N.Y.

Median home price: $186,970

View a full breakdown of the data for each city.

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