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

Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 29, 2018
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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.

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Editor's note: In Dallas and Miami the "buyer's haven" neighborhoods have higher listing prices than the overall city due to the fact that many neighborhoods in these markets have high crime rates and were sorted out of Realtor.com's rankings.

Houston, Texas

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

Dallas, Texas

Median city list price: $389,000
Buyer's haven: Bishop Arts/Kessler Park/Winnetka Heights (ZIP code 75208)
Median ZIP list price: $426,085

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.

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