For more and more homeowners, one's company enough and two's a crowd. In fact, a research by the National Association of Realtors shows that more and more single men and women--as well as unmarried couples--are crossing the threshhold in to owning. In order to find out which markets are most magnetic for single buyers, Realtor.com staffer Cicely Wedgeworth digs into the home listing database and identifies 10 U.S cities.
Wedgeworth and a team of experts look at city data regarding unemployment, affordable housing, dating opportunities and beyond. To their surprise, the best markets are not simply places with a high number of singles, but rather places in more favorable conditions for singles when it comes to homeownership.
The top 10 markets for single home buyers are: Minneapolis, Minn., Indianapolis, Ind., Raleigh, N.C., Birmingham, Ala., Atlanta, Ga., Denver, Colo., Nashville, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., Orlando, Fla., and Pittsburgh, Pa.