The 10 Cheapest Cities to Buy a Family Home (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Nov 13, 2014 Home & Garden

Cleveland, OH

Babies often require tons of equipment that takes up lots of space. But even as children grow and you put away those pack-n-plays and exersaucers, most families agree that room in their houses is still at a premium! While many fantasize about upgrading to a larger abode, let's face it: Bigger homes aren't cheap! 

But what if packing up and moving to a new city meant you could get more bang for your buck? Coldwell Banker recently released its annual Home Listing Report detailing the most and least expensive housing markets in the nation.

Rather than focusing on the median residential prices, the report looks at family-size homes -- which they define as four-bedroom and two-bathroom, across the markets.

The following are the 10 cities where a "family home" is most affordable

Check out our slideshow and then tell us: Would you move to a new city if it meant you could have a larger house? 


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  • 10. Utica, New York

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    The average price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Utica is $107,211. The city, located in the heart of the Mohawk Valley, is home to the Utica Zoo, featuring numerous animal exhibits and a children's petting zoo. 

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  • 9. Cheektowaga, New York

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    Originally a rural farming community, Cheektowaga is currently the second largest suburb of Buffalo. The average price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is $101,475. 

  • 8. Augusta, Georgia

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    Best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring, Augusta rests at the fall line of the Savannah River. The average price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house here is $98,233.

  • 7. Waukegan, Illinois

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    On the shore of Lake Michigan, Waukegan is located 40 miles north of downtown Chicago. A four-bedroom, two-bathroom home here sells for an average of $98,226.

  • 6. Buffalo, New York

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    Buffalo, New York, is located in the northwestern part of the state, not far from the Canadian border. The average family home here is priced at $97,288.

  • 5. Lithonia, Georgia

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    Twenty miles west of Atlanta is Lithonia, which gets its unusual name, meaning "rock place" in Greek, from its abundance of granite. The average four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is priced at $94,076.

  • 4. Lake Wales, Florida

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    Located east of Tampa, Lake Wales is home to a 185-acre lake preserve. The average family home price here is $82,330.

  • 3. Park Forest, Illinois

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    Bearing the motto "Live Grow Discover," Park Forest is located 30 miles south of Chicago. The average price for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is $75,647.

  • 2. Riverdale, Georgia

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    Known as the "Southern Crescent," Riverdale is 10 miles south of Atlanta. Here, the average family home is priced at $68,207.

  • 1. Cleveland, Ohio

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    Also known as "The Rock and Roll Capital of the World," Cleveland is located in northeastern Ohio on the southern shore of Lake Erie. The average price for a family home is $64,993.

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