In an evaluation of 300 cities throughout the U.S., WalletHub found Grand Rapids, Michigan to be the No.15 overall best place, and the No.9 best midsize city, to buy a home in the nation. Key dimensions used to evaluate cities were "Real-Estate Market" and "Affordability & Economic Environment." The WalletHub team used 23 metrics to grade each metro on those dimensions.

Out of the 300 cities of varying sizes evaluated, Grand Rapids placed 8th in Real-Estate Market rank and 103rd for Affordability & Economic Environment, putting the city in 15th place overall with a total score of 67.88 (out of 100).



Source: WalletHub


Top 20 housing markets in 2019

  1. Boise, Idaho (73.68)
  2. Frisco, Texas (72.44)
  3. Overland Park, Kan. (71.69)
  4. Cary, N.C.(71.07)
  5. Denton, Texas (70.51)
  6. McKinney, Texas (70.23)
  7. Carrollton, Texas (70.02)
  8. Durham, N.C. (69.67)
  9. Allen, Texas (69.52)
  10. Fort Wayne, Ind. (69.51)
  11. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (69.19)
  12. Austin, Texas (68.47)
  13. Fort Worth, Texas (68.23)
  14. Gilbert, Ariz.(67.99)
  15. Grand Rapids Mich. (67.88)
  16. Thornton, Colo. (67.85)
  17. Spokane Valley, Wash. (67.12)
  18. Aurora, Colo. (67.11)
  19. Wilmington, N.C. (66.83)
  20. Greeley, Colo. (66.8)

View the full ranking on the WalletHub website.