Massachusetts Best Suburb for 1st Time Homebuyers Ranks 312th in the Nation
Wow. Massachusetts is NOT where it’s at for first time homebuyers. A new study published by Today’s Homeowners ranked the Top 100 Best Suburbs in America for First Time Homebuyers and the highest Massachusetts ranked was 312th place. Daaaaaannnnnnnnngggg that’s… uhh… not great.
The Today’s Homeowners team ranked more than 580 US suburbs located outside 78 of the largest cities to find the best suburbs for first-time homebuyers. And none of them were in Massachusetts until waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy down at #312. So what’s the best suburb in Massachusetts (but absolutely not in the country) for first time homebuyers? That answer is coming up. But first let’s look at a few other highlights.
Big congrats are in order for Bel Air, Maryland. It was named the best suburb to buy a home in America, ranking within the top 15 for affordability and livability. Fort Mill, South Carolina (actually a suburb of Charlotte, NORTH Carolina) earned the highest “livability” score based on entertainment and dining options, low climate risk, and percentage of households with children.
No New England suburbs ranked in the Top 100 and Massachusetts’ best suburb for first time homebuyers didn’t pop up until #312.
So what is Massachusetts’ best suburb for first time homebuyers?
Alright, I think we’ve beaten around the bush enough. The best suburb for first time homebuyers in Massachusetts is….. BROCKTON!
Check out all of Today’s Homeowners findings including the Top 100 Best Suburbs for First Time Homebuyers RIGHT OVER HERE!
Since Massachusetts is pretty expensive and obviously (judging from the above) not the most budgetarily friendly for new homeowners, it would be a safe assumption that there are a good amount of people leaving Massachusetts to try to make a more manageable life elsewhere. We know which states they’re moving to. The top 3 are listed below along with some additional tasty data for your brain stem to munch on.