Louisville Ranked #7 on Livable and Affordable Matrix

Found this neat little post on Students of Success that holds Louisville real estate in high esteem.

The 10 most livable and most affordable metro areas as determined by criteria developed by “Places Rated Almanac” (David Savageau) and the latest quarterly median sales prices compiled by the National Association of Realtors are:

1. Salt Lake City-Ogden, UT $157,000
2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL $172,800
3. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC $175,600
4. Houston, TX $138,100
5. Phoenix, AZ $193,800
6. Cincinnati OH, $139,600
7. Louisville, KY $130,100

So Louisville combines both being a very livable city and being reasonably priced as well? Why aren’t we hearing more of this positive news?

“With all the negative news about spiking home prices and the widening affordability gap, it’s refreshing to find highly desirable metro areas where most buyers can find affordable homes,” said Michael Bearden, president and CEO of HouseHunt, Inc.

That’s what I’d like to know Michael.