Watauga tops this list for the second year in a row, excelling on just about every metric one could hope for: a growing economy, top-notch schools, strong restaurants, and a variety of cultural and entertainment options. It's no wonder homes in this zip code are being viewed 28% more often than last year.
2. Livonia, Michigan (48154)
In stark contrast to its surrounding areas and much of the United States, over 86% of millennials living in this zip code own the home where they live. Livonia is one of Michigan's safest cities.
3. Kentwood, Michigan (49548)
Located in Grand Rapids, Kentwood is developing a reputation for its restaurants and microbreweries. It also has a thriving economy and is close to Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
4. Medford, Massachusetts (02155)
With easy access to downtown Boston, low tax rates, and great dining options, Medford is becoming an attractive option for Massachusetts residents.
Littleton has an abundance of parks and trails, as well as a vibrant downtown area with high-quality options for shopping.
6. Castro Valley, California (94546)
Castro Valley is an attractive option for those who want to work in Silicon Valley without having to pay prohibitive housing prices.
7. Colorado Springs, Colorado (80922)
Residents flock to this neighborhood for its excellent location — it's close to the Colorado Springs Airport, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and downtown Colorado Springs — and abundant options for outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and horse-riding trails.
8. Overland Park, Kansas (66210)
Overland Park boasts an excellent school system, reasonably priced homes, and close proximity to Kansas City.
9. Mira Mesa, California (92126)
Located in San Diego, Mira Mesa received high marks for its emphasis on local businesses, diverse residents, and proximity to a beach and nature reserve.
Wichita is an attractive destination for those who like spending time outdoors. The city's air quality is 21% better than the national average, and its pollution index is 95% better than the national average.