According to a new CNN report, the following is a list of The Top Ten Cities To Purchase Real Estate – now.
- Panama City, Florida
Why Panama City? Because they’re building the airport which will finally deliver the hordes of visitors and retirees the city has been waiting for.
What you should know about Panama City: Among the Top Five Attractions are the First Baptist Church, the Grace Presbyterian Church, and the First United Methodist Church. Not to be confused with the Getting Gorgeous Day Spa.
- Vero Beach, Florida
Why Vero Beach? Because over the next couple of decades the community will build 154,000 new homes to replace their existing rickety assortment which can’t accommodate their growing population. This will boost their local Arts & Culture scene.
What you should know about Vero Beach: Their Local Arts & Culture scene consists of the Mel Fisher Treasure Museum and the Andretti Thrill Park.
- Bridgeport, Connecticut
Why Bridgeport? Because this city – only 20 miles up the coast from some of the wealthiest real estate in the country – is finally swabbing its decks. And just in time for all the companies that recently relocated from New York to adjacent Connecticut communities such as Greenwich – because those worker bees are going to need somewhere more affordable to live.
What you should know about Bridgeport:
- Lakeland, Florida
Why Lakeland? Because it’s only 30 minutes from overpopulated Tampa and every National and Regional Builder has recently moved into the area.
What you should know about Lakeland: It’s home of the Florida School of Preaching, which boasts a really beautiful campus:
- McAllen, Texas
Why McAllen? Because McAllen is 85% Latino, and this generation of Latino baby boomers are also producing larger families than their Caucasian counterparts – and they’re poised to begin trading up for larger family homes.
What you should know about McAllen: The Casa del Taco has terrific margaritas.
- San Luis Obispo, California
Why San Luis Obispo? Because it’s the last stretch of rural California coastline and you know how this country values undeveloped stretches of coast. San Luis Obispo can’t rezone for these emerging McMansions fast enough.
What you should know about San Luis Obispo: The cheapest house is listed for $1,295,000 and the listing agent looks like this:
- Wilmington, North Carolina
Why Wilmington? Because it’s a college town, it’s historic, the climate is temperate, and the relatively new highways make it accessible to some of the country’s most coveted beaches – which is a big reason many high-tech companies relocated to this area from California (and some of those high-tech companies are actually movie production studios.)
- Manchester, New Hampshire
Why Manchester? Because it’s the largest city in northern New England and it’s within commuting distance to pricey Boston.
What you should know about Manchester: The commute to Boston is 52.83 miles, or approximately 6 ½ hours.
- Fort Collins, Colorado
Why Fort Collins? Because Money Magazine just named it the Number One Small City. And because it’s a low crime college town that has great schools and 60 miles of hiking and biking trails and immediate access to whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, and skiing.
What you should know about Fort Collins: Bossy will answer this question just as soon as she finishes purchasing this cute little number in the center of town:
- Atlanta, Georgia
Why Atlanta? Because Atlanta’s outlying region went through a period described as “sprawl on steroids”, and because the largest job growth is currently happening in the heart of the city – which cumulatively means that many frustrated commuters will look to relocate back inside the city’s perimeter.
What you should know about Atlanta: The city also appears on
the list of Top Ten Foreclosure Markets. And it’s hot as bejesus.
nc_chick_35 saysOctober 26, 2006 at 5:45 pm
lmao..wilmingotn nc is 1 1/2 hours from where i live currently..and the beaches are very pretty..and it has great golf..and decent shopping
manchester nh is 20 minutes from where i grew up..and it only takes 6 1/2 hours during rush hour..and working in boston you get huge amounts of taxes back at the end of the year..almost enough to pay for the property taxes in nh..and..there is no sales tax..but tons of snow
nc_chick_35 saysOctober 26, 2006 at 5:48 pm
and as for pensacola florida..one of my vbest freids lives there..they get hit harder and by more hurricanes that nc
1peanut saysOctober 27, 2006 at 1:47 pm
As an ex resident of Lakeland Florida, I would just like to point out to you One of it’s other Alluring Features: Lakeland is the METHENPHETAMINE CAPITAL of Florida.
*sigh* it was so great living there, oh and working at the restaraunt with all those tweakers, oh how i miss it.
Adorable Girlfriend saysOctober 27, 2006 at 2:41 pm
If asking why you are crabby is picky a fight Rebbe, your problems may be larger than any bloggerosphere can handle.
Adorable Girlfriend saysOctober 27, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Eeeks…picking, not picky.
And thanks for the RoD plug. Now everyone will know where to go after reading this lovely blog.