Families and singles alike flock to smaller metros

Big city living isn't as attractive as the small-town lifestyle nearby.
  • Submarkets/suburbs of major metros cited as top cities for families
  • Markets cited as tops for singles are likely not going to see spikes in sales activity, as singles tend to rent more than own
  • There are a number of mid- to small-sized cities that are apparently very "livable"

Big city living isn’t for everyone. The best mid- to small-sized cities for singles are located near a major metro or large university.