2. Washington, D.C.
The nation’s capital is much more affordable than New York City or San Francisco, but we can at least compare it to the country’s average. The median value of a house in Washington DC is $487,500 and can only be expected to increase. The city is full of varying demographics and it boasts a high median income and a large concentration of young professionals. On the other hand, the income disparity can be clearly cut by following the subway lines. The lower income households in the city spend about 43% of their income on housing and transport.