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The Most Expensive Suburbs in Every State

John Csiszar

The best suburbs in America have a combination of appealing characteristics: nice homes, low crime rates and great amenities. Of course, these desirable features come with a price tag — in some cases, an exorbitant one.

To find the best suburbs in every state, GOBankingRates conducted a comprehensive study analyzing the cost of living, quality of schools and safety in suburban areas surrounding the biggest cities across the country. Factors in this study included:

  • Median home list price and median monthly rent, sourced from Zillow’s May 2019 index

  • Annual cost of groceries, healthcare, utilities and transportation, sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017-18 Consumer Expenditure Survey

  • Quality of school districts, sourced from Niche

  • Violent and property crime rates per 1,000 residents, sourced from Neighborhood Scout

The best suburbs in the study are all cities with fewer than 100,000 residents and are located within a 45-mile drive of the principal city. These suburban communities tend to be wealthier, better-educated and healthier in comparison to their inner-city and rural counterparts.

Some of the results of the study are not surprising. Most of the states with the most expensive rents are easy to guess: California, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Hawaii. These same states also rank highly in terms of median home list price. However, one state, Texas, also has some of the most expensive rents and median home prices in America, in its University Park suburb. 

When it comes to the combined annual cost of non-housing necessities, many of the usual suspects also appear on the list, including Hawaii, New York and California. However, some New Jersey and Maryland suburbs also have high costs of living. 

Although the costs in some of these suburbs are off the charts, there are still plenty of “expensive” suburbs that are quite affordable. If you want to live in Cabot, Arkansas, the state’s second-most expensive suburb, you can buy a median-priced home for just $176,122, or rent a median-priced apartment for just $864. That’s hardly expensive by the standards of most of the cities on this list, but it means that you can live quite well in Cabot for an affordable price.

Here’s a look at some of the characteristics of the most expensive suburbs in America on a state-by-state basis. For each state, suburbs are ranked in order from most expensive to least expensive.

Last updated: Sept. 16, 2020

Photo disclaimer: Images used are representational of the overall areas mentioned, but may not reflect the actual suburbs listed.

Alabama

Metro area used: Birmingham-Hoover

  1. Mountain Brook, Alabama

    • Median home list price: $626,917

    • Monthly median rent: $2,008

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,614.78

  2. Chelsea, Alabama

    • Median home list price: $283,961

    • Monthly median rent: $1,421

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,161.77

  3. Vestavia Hills, Alabama

    • Median home list price: $459,131

    • Monthly median rent: $1,380

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,906.55

  4. Hoover, Alabama

    • Median home list price: $394,756

    • Monthly median rent: $1,217

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,175.94

  5. Helena, Alabama

    • Median home list price: $305,639

    • Monthly median rent: $1,157

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,706.53

Alaska

Metro area used: Anchorage

  1. Palmer, Alaska

    • Median home list price: $307,923

    • Monthly median rent: $1,339

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $23,496.63

Arkansas

Metro area used: Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway

  1. Maumelle, Arkansas

    • Median home list price: $230,417

    • Monthly median rent: $889

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $9,820.26

  2. Cabot, Arkansas

    • Median home list price: $176,122

    • Monthly median rent: $864

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $10,283.77

  3. Bryant, Arkansas

    • Median home list price: $189,350

    • Monthly median rent: $1,101

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $9,786.09

Note: Cabot, Arkansas, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Arizona

Metro areas used: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale and Tucson

  1. Fountain Hills, Arizona

    • Median home list price: $490,241

    • Monthly median rent: $1,720

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,606.99

  2. Queen Creek, Arizona

    • Median home list price: $325,199

    • Monthly median rent: $1,468

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,053.04

  3. Gold Canyon, Arizona

    • Median home list price: $341,765

    • Monthly median rent: $1,547

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,287.27

  4. Goodyear, Arizona

    • Median home list price: $313,767

    • Monthly median rent: $1,325

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,961.92

  5. Oro Valley, Arizona

    • Median home list price: $352,997

    • Monthly median rent: $1,502

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,292.42

California

Metro areas used: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim and San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

  1. Malibu, California

    • Median home list price: $3,434,000

    • Monthly median rent: $4,989

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $22,056.93

  2. San Marino, California

    • Median home list price: $2,788,494

    • Monthly median rent: $5,129

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,272.27

  3. Saratoga, California

    • Median home list price: $2,702,533

    • Monthly median rent: $4,237

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,471.34

  4. Manhattan Beach, California

    • Median home list price: $2,741,944

    • Monthly median rent: $4,670

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,842.88

  5. Palos Verdes Estates, California

    • Median home list price: $2,364,722

    • Monthly median rent: $3,715

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,516.47

Colorado

Metro area used: Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

  1. Lone Tree, Colorado

    • Median home list price: $810,044

    • Monthly median rent: $2,188

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,911.08

  2. Parker, Colorado

    • Median home list price: $509,605

    • Monthly median rent: $2,016

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,422.09

  3. Castle Rock, Colorado

    • Median home list price: $485,854

    • Monthly median rent: $2,019

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,395.27

  4. Broomfield, Colorado

    • Median home list price: $620,261

    • Monthly median rent: $2,031

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,655.40

  5. Golden, Colorado

    • Median home list price: $509,689

    • Monthly median rent: $1,884

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,404.45

Note: Castle Rock, Colorado, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Connecticut

Metro area used: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk

  1. Greenwich, Connecticut

    • Median home list price: $2,259,444

    • Monthly median rent: $3,137

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,894.97

  2. Darien, Connecticut

    • Median home list price: $1,553,944

    • Monthly median rent: $2,662

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,713.46

  3. Westport, Connecticut

    • Median home list price: $1,310,667

    • Monthly median rent: $2,463

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,531.95

Note: Westport, Connecticut, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Delaware

Metro area used: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

  1. Hockessin, Delaware

    • Median home list price: $439,317

    • Monthly median rent: $1,690

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,709.34

  2. Townsend, Delaware

    • Median home list price: $333,672

    • Monthly median rent: $1,510

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,411.95

  3. Middletown, Delaware

    • Median home list price: $362,016

    • Monthly median rent: $1,326

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,385.07

Florida

Metro area used: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach

  1. Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

    • Median home list price: $838,465

    • Monthly median rent: $2,623

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,277.93

  2. Coral Gables, Florida

    • Median home list price: $931,571

    • Monthly median rent: $2,465

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,738.91

  3. Parkland, Florida

    • Median home list price: $704,999

    • Monthly median rent: $2,119

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,902.32

  4. South Miami, Florida

    • Median home list price: $593,806

    • Monthly median rent: $2,023

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,198.89

  5. Miami Beach, Florida

    • Median home list price: $495,583

    • Monthly median rent: $2,364

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,749.12

Georgia

Metro area used: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell

  1. Milton, Georgia

    • Median home list price: $687,378

    • Monthly median rent: $1,661

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,598.36

  2. Johns Creek, Georgia

    • Median home list price: $471,628

    • Monthly median rent: $1,735

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,850.58

  3. Dunwoody, Georgia

    • Median home list price: $486,844

    • Monthly Median rent: $1,676

    • Combine cost of non-housing necessities: $19,407.12

  4. Roswell, Georgia

    • Median home list price: $462,584

    • Monthly median rent: $1,662

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,486.89

  5. Alpharetta, Georgia

    • Median home list price: $503,652

    • Monthly median rent: $1,598

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,345.59

Hawaii

Metro area used: Urban Honolulu

  1. Kailua, Hawaii

    • Median home list price: $1,125,422

    • Monthly median rent: $2,777

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $23,227.08

  2. Ewa Beach, Hawaii

    • Median home list price: $642,056

    • Monthly median rent: $2,309

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $26,252.98

  3. Kapolei, Hawaii

    • Median home list price: $625,097

    • Monthly median rent: $2,385

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $25,644.91

Idaho

Metro area used: Boise

  1. Eagle, Idaho

    • Median home list price: $553,197

    • Monthly median rent: $1,580

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $16,946.30

  2. Kuna, Idaho

    • Median home list price: $292,398

    • Monthly median rent: $1,383

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,267.59

Illinois

Metro area used: Chicago-Naperville-Elgin

  1. River Forest, Illinois

    • Median home list price: $656,708

    • Monthly median rent: $1,832

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,900.96

  2.  Northbrook, Illinois

    • Median home list price: $535,739

    • Monthly median rent: $2,138

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,761.01

  3. Western Springs, Illinois

    • Median home list price: $629,606

    • Monthly median rent: $1,747

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,886.48

  4. Glenview, Illinois

    • Median home list price: $517,644

    • Monthly median rent: $2,046

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,833.40

  5. Elmhurst, Illinois

    • Median home list price: $515,956

    • Monthly median rent: $1,857

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,718.39

Indiana

Metro area used: Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson

  1. Zionsville, Indiana

    • Median home list price: $481,144

    • Monthly median rent: $1,526

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,094.97

  2.  Carmel, Indiana

    • Median home list price: $434,398

    • Monthly median rent: $1,585

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $16,866.15

  3.  Avon, Indiana

    • Median home list price: $263,038

    • Monthly median rent: $1,303

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,564.98

  4. Fishers, Indiana

    • Median home list price: $331,169

    • Monthly median rent: $1,447

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,105.24

  5. Brownsburg, Indiana

    • Median home list price: $253,827

    • Monthly median rent: $1,352

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,425.03

Iowa

Metro area used: Des Moines-West Des Moines

  1. Clive, Iowa

    • Median home list price: $346,429

    • Monthly median rent: $1,245

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,202.33

  2.  Waukee, Iowa

    • Median home list price: $283,642

    • Monthly median rent: $1,325

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,484.88

  3.  Norwalk, Iowa

    • Median home list price: $274,358

    • Monthly median rent: $1,173

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,555.16

Note: Norwalk, Iowa, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Kansas

Metro area used: Wichita

  1. Andover, Kansas

    • Median home list price: $262,042

    • Monthly median rent: $1,195

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,539.61

Related: The 20 Best Suburbs for Retirees

Kentucky

Metro areas used: Louisville/Jefferson County and Lexington-Fayette

  1. Mount Washington, Kentucky

    • Median home list price: $226,524

    • Monthly median rent: $1,125

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,485.76

  2.  Nicholasville, Kentucky

    • Median home list price: $257,864

    • Monthly median rent: $1,063

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,284.27

  3. Shepherdsville, Kentucky

    • Median home list price: $203,371

    • Monthly median rent: $1,204

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,904.59

Louisiana

Metro area used: Baton Rouge and New Orleans-Metairie

  1. Prairieville, Louisiana

    • Median home list price: $280,281

    • Monthly median rent: $1,511

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,584.41

  2. Belle Chasse, Louisiana

    • Median home list price: $322,306

    • Monthly median rent: $1,221

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,682.10

  3. Mandeville, Louisiana

    • Median home list price: $308,650

    • Monthly median rent: $1,447

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,177.85

  4. Zachary, Louisiana

    • Median home list price: $265,450

    • Monthly median rent: $1,177

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,570.51

  5. Gonzales, Louisiana

    • Median home list price: $245,994

    • Monthly median rent: $1,409

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,000.07

Maine

Metro area used: Portland-South Portland

  1. South Portland, Maine

    • Median home list price: $324,094

    • Monthly median rent: $1,830

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,767.11

  2. Saco, Maine

    • Median home list price: $360,775

    • Monthly median rent: $1,458

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,060.36

Note: Saco, Maine, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Maryland

Metro area used: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria

  1. Bethesda, Maryland

    • Median home list price: $1,226,778

    • Monthly median rent: $2,575

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,263.24

  2.  Potomac, Maryland

    • Median home list price: $1,265,044

    • Monthly median rent: $2,308

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,396.38

  3. Clarksburg, Maryland

    • Median home list price: $488,230

    • Monthly median rent: $2,040

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,689.47

  4. Rockville Maryland

    • Median home list price: $539,932

    • Monthly median rent: $2,043

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,381.91

  5. Olney, Maryland

    • Median home list price: $502,561

    • Monthly median rent: $1,903

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,699.95

Massachusetts

Metro area used: Boston-Cambridge-Newton

  1. Wellesley, Massachusetts

    • Median home list price: $1,753,056

    • Monthly median rent: $3,507

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,179.22

  2.  Brookline, Massachusetts

    • Median home list price: $1,145,878

    • Monthly median rent: $3,328

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,784.63

  3. Needham, Massachusetts

    • Median home list price: $1,197,222

    • Monthly median rent: $3,159

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,347.50

  4. Lexington, Massachusetts

    • Median home list price: $1,335,939

    • Monthly median rent: $2,807

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,831.53

  5. Milton, Massachusetts

    • Median home list price: $753,022

    • Monthly median rent: $2,687

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,605.97

Michigan

Metro area used: Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

  1. Birmingham, Michigan

    • Median home list price: $719,744

    • Monthly median rent: $2,115

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,085.53

  2.  Rochester, Michigan

    • Median home list price: $411,161

    • Monthly median rent: $1,631

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,893.77

  3. Novi, Michigan

    • Median home list price: $424,329

    • Monthly median rent: $1,431

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,695.99

  4. South Lyon, Michigan

    • Median home list price: $400,236

    • Monthly median rent: $1,463

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,783.25

  5. Troy, Michigan

    • Median home list price: $341,039

    • Monthly median rent: $1,717

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,548.83

Minnesota

Metro area used: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington

  1. Edina, Minnesota

    • Median home list price: $664,678

    • Monthly median rent: $1,662

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,080.89

  2. Ham Lake, Minnesota

    • Median home list price: $432,544

    • Monthly median rent: $1,637

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,060.13

  3. Chanhassen, Minnesota

    • Median home list price: $473,952

    • Monthly median rent: $1,870

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,063.47

  4. Hugo, Minnesota

    • Median home list price: $359,212

    • Monthly median rent: $1,735

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,859.76

  5. Andover, Minnesota

    • Median home list price: $367,442

    • Monthly median rent: $1,657

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,845.26

Mississippi

Metro area used: Jackson

  1. Madison, Mississippi

    • Median home list price: $347,967

    • Monthly median rent: $1,649

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,759.28

  2. Ridgeland, Mississippi

    • Median home list price: $304,583

    • Monthly median rent: $1,307

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,445.59

  3. Canton, Mississippi

    • Median home list price: $226,956

    • Monthly median rent: $1,391

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,759.92

Missouri

Metro area used: St. Louis

  1. Wildwood, Missouri

    • Median home list price: $455,583

    • Monthly median rent: $1,334

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,182.30

  2. Chesterfield, Missouri

    • Median home list price: $458,772

    • Monthly median rent: $1,498

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,675.02

  3. Dardenne Prairie, Missouri

    • Median home list price: $336,183

    • Monthly median rent: $1,538

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,024.52

  4. Ballwin, Missouri

    • Median home list price: $330,178

    • Monthly median rent: $1,385

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,914.26

  5. Kirkwood, Missouri

    • Median home list price: $399,106

    • Monthly median rent: $1,366

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,594.40

Montana

Metro area used: Billings

  1. Red Lodge, Montana

    • Median home list price: $291,800

    • Monthly median rent: $1,272

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,292.95

Nebraska

Metro area used: Omaha-Council Bluffs

  1. Papillion, Nebraska

    • Median home list price: $347,890

    • Monthly median rent: $1,202

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,873.46

Nevada

Metro area used: Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

  1. Boulder City, Nevada

    • Median home list price: $362,765

    • Monthly median rent: $1,437

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,766.21

Note: Boulder City, Nevada, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

New Hampshire

Metro area used: Manchester-Nashua

  1. Hudson, New Hampshire

    • Median home list price: $325,811

    • Monthly median rent: $1,680

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,225.69

New Jersey

Metro area used: New York-Newark-Jersey City

  1. Short Hills, New Jersey

    • Median home list price: $1,631,833

    • Monthly median rent: $2,523

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $22,819.32

  2.  Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

    • Median home list price: $1,194,000

    • Monthly median rent: $2,656

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $22,069.15

  3. Hoboken, New Jersey

    • Median home list price: $790,555

    • Monthly median rent: $2,619

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $22,836.52

  4. Summit, New Jersey

    • Median home list price: $1,079,591

    • Monthly median rent: $2,466

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,734.47

  5. Ridgewood, New Jersey

    • Median home list price: $886,006

    • Monthly median rent: $2,398

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $22,563.78

New Mexico

Metro area used: Albuquerque

  1. Rio Rancho, New Mexico

    • Median home list price: $240,687

    • Monthly median rent: $1,249

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,277.95

Note: Rio Rancho, New Mexico, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

New York

Metro area used: New York-Newark-Jersey City

  1. Rye, New York

    • Median home list price: $2,027,333

    • Monthly median rent: $2,673

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $21,269.49

  2. Great Neck, New York

    • Median home list price: $1,162,278

    • Monthly median rent: $3,197

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $24,001.83

  3. Jericho, New York

    • Median home list price: $930,092

    • Monthly median rent: $3,243

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $24,093.53

  4. Port Washington, New York

    • Median home list price: $932,938

    • Monthly median rent: $2,980

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $24,358.96

  5. Woodmere, New York

    • Median home list price: $761,556

    • Monthly median rent: $3,129

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $24,489.26

North Carolina

Metro area used: Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

  1. Weddington, North Carolina

    • Median home list price: $639,280

    • Monthly median rent: $2,410

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,854

  2.  Waxhaw, North Carolina

    • Median home list price: $355,964

    • Monthly median rent: $1,454

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,727.10

  3. Davidson, North Carolina

    • Median home list price: $451,317

    • Monthly median rent: $1,500

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,860.80

  4. Cornelius, North Carolina

    • Median home list price: $379,922

    • Monthly median rent: $1,401

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,188.41

  5. Indian Trail, North Carolina

    • Median home list price: $295,379

    • Monthly median rent: $1,421

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,606.45

North Dakota

Metro area used: Fargo

  1. West Fargo, North Dakota

    • Median home list price: $246,315

    • Monthly median rent: $969

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $16,245.72

Note: West Fargo, North Dakota, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Ohio

Metro areas used: Cincinnati and Columbus

  1. New Albany, Ohio

    • Median home list price: $645,405

    • Monthly median rent: $1,593

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,503

  2.  Powell, Ohio

    • Median home list price: $426,763

    • Monthly median rent: $1,829

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,794.27

  3. Upper Arlington, Ohio

    • Median home list price: $444,344

    • Monthly median rent: $1,919

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,331.79

  4. Dublin, Ohio

    • Median home list price: $456,917

    • Monthly median rent: $1,751

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,497.93

  5. Mason, Ohio

    • Median home list price: $436,616

    • Monthly median rent: $1,490

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,704.86

Oklahoma

Metro areas used: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

  1. Edmond, Oklahoma

    • Median home list price: $298,948

    • Monthly median rent: $1,082

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,023

  2.  Choctaw, Oklahoma

    • Median home list price: $290,169

    • Monthly median rent: $925

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,514.07

  3. Yukon, Oklahoma

    • Median home list price: $210,830

    • Monthly median rent: $1,155

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,140.34

  4. Mustang, Oklahoma

    • Median home list price: $220,911

    • Monthly median rent: $1,081

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,221.43

  5. Bixby, Oklahoma

    • Median home list price: $266,660

    • Monthly median rent: $1,039

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,820.58

Oregon

Metro area used: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro

  1. Lake Oswego, Oregon

    • Median home list price: $762,500

    • Monthly median rent: $1,918

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,781.58

  2.  Damascus, Oregon

    • Median home list price: $497,164

    • Monthly median rent: $2,340

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,486.18

  3. Happy Valley, Oregon

    • Median home list price: $568,692

    • Monthly median rent: $1,718

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,319.48

  4. West Linn, Oregon

    • Median home list price: $623,017

    • Monthly median rent: $1,781

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,875.49

  5. Oregon City, Oregon

    • Median home list price: $492,161

    • Monthly median rent: $1,632

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,097.49

Pennsylvania

Metro area used: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

  1. West Chester, Pennsylvania

    • Median home list price: $461,478

    • Monthly median rent: $1,864

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,445.98

  2.  Ardmore, Pennsylvania

    • Median home list price: $338,400

    • Monthly median rent: $1,939

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,678.26

  3. Horsham, Pennsylvania

    • Median home list price: $426,967

    • Monthly median rent: $1,530

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,427.22

  4. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

    • Median home list price: $353,261

    • Monthly median rent: $1,763

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,229.36

  5. Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    • Median home list price: $267,978

    • Monthly median rent: $1,670

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,814.42

Rhode Island

Metro area used: Providence-Warwick

  1. Newport, Rhode Island

    • Median home list price: $589,322

    • Monthly median rent: $2,188

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,347.29

  2.  Cranston, Rhode Island

    • Median home list price: $273,272

    • Monthly median rent: $1,370

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,213.23

  3. Warwick, Rhode Island

    • Median home list price: $247,407

    • Monthly median rent: $1,505

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,111

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South Carolina

Metro area used: Charleston-North Charleston

  1. Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

    • Median home list price: $505,439

    • Monthly median rent: $1,860

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,328.50

  2.  Summerville, South Carolina

    • Median home list price: $271,391

    • Monthly median rent: $1,322

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,051.20

  3. Hanahan, South Carolina

    • Median home list price: $281,600

    • Monthly median rent: $1,474

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,453.65

Note: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

South Dakota

Metro area used: Rapid City

  1. Box Elder, South Dakota

    • Median home list price: $231,685

    • Monthly median rent: $1,026

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,631.36

Tennessee

Metro areas used: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin and Memphis

  1. Brentwood, Tennessee

    • Median home list price: $799,188

    • Monthly median rent: $2,259

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,657.69

  2.  Germantown, Tennessee

    • Median home list price: $407,944

    • Monthly median rent: $2,109

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,329.88

  3. Franklin, Tennessee

    • Median home list price: $574,712

    • Monthly median rent: $1,775

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,686.33

  4. Lakeland, Tennessee

    • Median home list price: $376,338

    • Monthly median rent: $1,359

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,764.62

  5. Mount Juliet, Tennessee

    • Median home list price: $399,752

    • Monthly median rent: $1,641

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,225.03

Note: Germantown, Tennessee, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Texas

Metro areas used: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and Austin-Round Rock

  1. University Park, Texas

    • Median home list price: $1,626,889

    • Monthly median rent: $2,804

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,676.70

  2.  Bellaire, Texas

    • Median home list price: $884,460

    • Monthly median rent: $1,777

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,912.72

  3. Colleyville, Texas

    • Median home list price: $687,428

    • Monthly median rent: $1,734

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,411.32

  4. Lakeway, Texas

    • Median home list price: $527,151

    • Monthly median rent: $1,996

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,491.19

  5. Forney, Texas

    • Median home list price: $279,452

    • Monthly median rent: $1,574

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $20,827.15

Utah

Metro area used: Salt Lake City

  1. Holladay, Utah

    • Median home list price: $632,588

    • Monthly median rent: $1,770

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,852.38

  2. Draper, Utah

    • Median home list price: $594,053

    • Monthly median rent: $1,701

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,308.01

  3. Cottonwood Heights, Utah

    • Median home list price: $564,506

    • Monthly median rent: $1,680

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,006.81

  4. South Jordan, Utah

    • Median home list price: $411,334

    • Monthly median rent: $1,610

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,414.90

  5. Riverton, Utah

    • Median home list price: $406,176

    • Monthly median rent: $1,619

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,341.79

Vermont

Metro area used: Burlington-South Burlington

  1. South Burlington, Vermont

    • Median home list price: $405,496

    • Monthly median rent: $1,896

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,080.47

Note: South Burlington, Vermont, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Virginia

Metro areas used: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News and Richmond

  1. Poquoson, Virginia

    • Median home list price: $391,555

    • Monthly median rent: $1,511

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,007.33

  2.  Suffolk, Virginia

    • Median home list price: $286,341

    • Monthly median rent: $1,369

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,636.36

  3. Glen Allen, Virginia

    • Median home list price: $406,053

    • Monthly median rent: $1,498

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,194.13

Note: Poquoson, Virginia, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Washington

Metro area used: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

  1. Mercer Island, Washington

    • Median home list price: $1,854,078

    • Monthly median rent: $2,540

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,489.54

  2. Sammamish, Washington

    • Median home list price: $1,087,109

    • Monthly median rent: $2,537

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,062.65

  3. Newcastle, Washington

    • Median home list price: $898,426

    • Monthly median rent: $2,522

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,786.14

  4. Snoqualmie, Washington

    • Median home list price: $676,797

    • Monthly median rent: $2,213

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,421.37

  5. Redmond, Washington

    • Median home list price: $861,317

    • Monthly median rent: $2,360

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,318.49

West Virginia

Metro area used: Huntington-Ashland

  1. Hurricane, West Virginia

    • Median home list price: $239,878

    • Monthly median rent: $987

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $17,272.96

Note: Hurricane, West Virginia, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

Wisconsin

Metro area used: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis

  1. Muskego, Wisconsin

    • Median home list price: $393,861

    • Monthly median rent: $1,544

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,885.48

  2.  Brookfield, Wisconsin

    • Median home list price: $358,211

    • Monthly median rent: $1,823

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,497.58

  3. Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

    • Median home list price: $376,150

    • Monthly median rent: $1,648

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,559.60

  4. Shorewood, Wisconsin

    • Median home list price: $387,456

    • Monthly median rent: $1,247

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,709.54

  5. New Berlin, Wisconsin

    • Median home list price: $286,906

    • Monthly median rent: $1,548

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $18,639.75

Wyoming

Metro area used: Rock Springs

  1. Green River, Wyoming

    • Median home list price: $225,367

    • Monthly median rent: $1,016

    • Combined cost of non-housing necessities: $19,128.34

Note: Green River, Wyoming, also made GOBankingRates’ list of Best Suburbs in Every State.

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Methodology: GOBankingRates analyzed the largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in each state by evaluating cities within the MSA with populations less than 100,000 (“suburbs”) along the following criteria: (1) median home list price, sourced from Zillow’s 2019 Housing Data, (2) median rent, sourced from Zillow’s September 2019 index, and (3) annual cost of living expenditures, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017-2018 Consumer Expenditure Survey and local cost of living indices sourced from Sperling’s Best Places. All factors were scored, summed up and then ranked from best to worst for each major MSA in all 50 states to quantify the most expensive suburbs in each state. Factor one was weighted 1.5 times in final calculations. The list of cities came from GOBankingRates’ “Every State’s Best Suburb” study from August 2019 which sourced its cities from U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. Suburbs must have been within 45 miles driving distance of the principal city, per Google Maps. Factors one and two were compiled and are up to date as of Nov. 6, 2019, and factor three was compiled and up to date as of July 26, 2019.

“Every State’s Best Suburbs” methodology: GOBankingRates analyzed the largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in each state by evaluating cities within the MSA with populations less than 100,000 (“suburbs”) along the following criteria: (1) violent crime rate per 1,000 residents, and (2) property crime rate per 1,000 residents, both sourced from Neighborhood Scout; (3) median home list price, sourced from Zillow’s May 2019 index; (4) median rent, sourced from Zillow’s May 2019 index; (5) annual cost of living expenditures, based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017-2018 Consumer Expenditure Survey and local cost of living indices sourced from Sperling’s Best Places; (6) school district score, based on Niche’s Best School District index; each school district had an alphabetical grade (A+ through F), which was converted into a numerical value in order to score. All these factors were scored, summed up and then ranked from best to worst for each major MSA in all 50 states. The list of cities came from U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. Suburbs must have been within 45 miles driving distance of the principal city, per Google Maps.


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