From Meadowbrook to downtown Miami, Realtor.com's findings may surprise you.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 29, 2018
Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images

Even though home prices are mostly ticking upwards in the biggest cities across the country, there are still some "urban unicorns" — as Realtor.com puts it — or safe, affordable neighborhoods that make for a great place to buy a new home.

To see how various neighborhoods measured up, the Realtor.com data team looked at ZIP codes in our country's 10 largest cities and evaluated them by median prices, days on the market, and the shares of home for sale. To make sure these dream neighborhoods lived up to the name, they also eliminated neighborhoods with high crime rates and ZIP codes where commuting downtown took more than an hour in rush hour.

Southern locales that made the list include Houston, Dallas, Miami, Atlanta, and Washington, DC. Scroll down to see where you can find the best bargain deals in each of these Southern cities.

WATCH: Zillow Ranked This North Carolina City the Second-Hottest U.S. Housing Market in 2018

Houston, Texas

  • Median city list price: $293,000
  • Buyer's haven: Meadowbrook (ZIP code 77017)
  • Median ZIP list price: $165,012

Dallas, Texas

Washington, DC

  • Median city list price: $599,000
  • Buyer's haven: Dupont Circle (ZIP code 20036)
  • Median ZIP list price: $416,583

Miami, Florida

  • Median city list price: $399,000
  • Buyer's haven: Downtown Miami (ZIP code 33132)
  • Median ZIP list price: $416,900

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Median city list price: $350,000
  • Buyer's haven: Atlantic Station (ZIP code 30363)
  • Median ZIP list price: $339,4040

Read the full article on Realtor.com here. We don't know about you, but these interesting findings have certainly inspired us to scope out these appealing Southern nabes and daydream about a move.

Considering buying a new home? Check out six things nobody tells you about buying a house.

Advertisement