The map shows where residents in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas believe are the best places to live. Areas such as Maryland and District of Columbia are also shown. Top areas are in purple and green, with less-desired areas in red.

Pennsylvania map of the best places to live by home value

Desireability Index

Top 1%
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The most desired areas tend to be in the southeast parts of the state, while more affordable homes are in the southwest regions.

Median house prices in Pennsylvania are $275,631, meaning Pennsylvania homes are less expensive than the US median of $376,286. We analyzed a significant sample of states with similar populations like Illinois and Ohio, and found homes in Pennsylvania cost about the same.

These are the best neighborhoods as judged by the market: the places people most want to live. While these areas tend to have lower crime rates and higher quality of life, it is primarily a map of the best areas by median home value in Pennsylvania.

In regards to housing disparity, the quality of neighborhood within Pennsylvania varies greatly.

Data Sources: U.S. Census, proprietary data mapping and analysis


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