US housing markets for investing in real estate


If you’re looking to invest in real estate, location is paramount.

To compile its list,total annualized return — including projected appreciation and cash flow — of single-family rentals for more than 200,000 neighborhoods in its database using a proprietary methodology.

It then eliminated neighborhoods with an average school rating below the 70th percentile, based on data from Maponics.The markets with the highest returns and an average school rating in the 70th percentile or higher made it to the top of the list. Below, check out the top 20 housing markets in the US for real-estate investors, where average annual returns over five years range from 5.4% to 8.1%.

North Indianapolis, Indiana

Metro: Indianapolis

Annualized total return: 5.4%

School rating: 71.9

North Hollywood, California

Metro: Los Angeles

Annualized total return: 5.4%

School rating: 71.4


Edmond, Oklahoma

Metro: Oklahoma City

Annualized total return: 5.4%

School rating: 90

North Scottsdale, Arizona

Metro: Phoenix

Annualized total return: 5.5%

School rating: 88


Flower Mound, Texas


Metro: Dallas

Annualized total return: 5.6%

School rating: 84


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