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  • Mortgage-to-income ratio: 0.21
  • Forecasted 1-yr change in home value: 6.2%
  • Previous 5-yr change in home value: 51.5%
  • Median list price: $383,333
  • Approximate monthly mortgage: $1,521
  • Median monthly income: $7,090
  • Population: 220,888

Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth greater metropolitan area, Plano is a hub of wealth and business activity. At $7,090, Plano has the highest median monthly income on this list. Plano also has the highest monthly mortgage payment on this list, at $1,521. With parks, an energetic downtown, and proximity to two other major cities (Dallas and Fort Worth), there is no shortage of things to do. The five-year home value change of 51.5 percent is significantly higher than the national growth rate.

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