Moving into a new area can be quite the experience, and it’s important to become familiar with not only the city or town you will come to call home, but the region it resides in as well. While cities across the nation have their own qualities that make them unique, the distinct regions they’re found in help tie these communities together and give them a shared identity with each other in their part of the country. In our Regional Guides, we cover the similarities and differences among the housing markets in prominent regions of the United States to give you a better idea of what prices, qualities, and demographics to expect when shopping around for a new home.
The Southwest region of the United States is mainly made up of states that have a dry, arid climate. Major cities within this region tend to have industries that are focused on energy production and transport. We have information on the Southwestern states and their demographic background to show you how the cost of living and real estate market varies across the region.
The Southeast region of the United States is comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Recent reports for each state show that the economy is stable, and unemployment rates are relatively unchanged for the region.
The Northwest region of the United States includes Washington, Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. From snow capped mountains to meadow valleys, the region has it all. Just as diverse as their landscape, however, is its cost of living.
The Midwest region of the United States is made up of the states in the central-north portion of the country. The largest cities in the Midwest are Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis.
The Western United States has an intrigue that has drawn visitors and settlers to the region's landscapes for hundreds of years. The region encompasses the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Pacific Ocean and the most diverse array of terrain in the country from sandy deserts to sub-tropical beaches and deciduous forests.