Each year the Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com announce the hottest emerging housing markets in the United States. This index analyzes housing market data, the economy as well as lifestyle data to determine emerging markets that offer high quality of life and will see home price appreciation in the coming future. The index lists the top 50 cities throughout the country and among these were three towns located in the state of Indiana.

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#6 Lafayette-West Lafayette

lafayette among hottest home markets

Lafayette ranks #6 among the top 50 nationwide hottest real estate markets. Located in northwest Indiana, comfortably situated between Chicago and Indianapolis, Lafayette is home to just over 190,000 residents and Purdue University. The city itself is diverse with a wide spectrum of businesses, tech corporations, and a growing community. Lafayette for its portfolio of good schools, safe neighborhoods, and a variety of parks and public attractions. The housing market in Lafayette continues to thrive and has been named among the hottest markets 2 years in a row.


#34 Fort WayneFort Wayne Indiana

Located in northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne is Indiana’s second-largest city with a diverse industrial center and attractive downtown. The city offers numerous attractions and events for families to enjoy. Fort Wayne has long been known for its high quality of life for its citizens and is a three-time winner of the All America City awards from the National League of Cities. This award among others has allowed Fort Wayne to remain among the most affordable and safest places to live in the United States.


#50 Elkhart-Goshen

Elkhart Indiana housing market

Coming in at number 50, are the cities of Elkhart and Goshen. Located in the northern part of Indiana along the Michigan border, these quaint, yet growing cities offer an opportunity to live in a friendly community. Known as the “RV Capital of the World”, Elkhart and Goshen are both a hub for manufacturing recreational vehicles and accessories. Home of Goshen College and conveniently located 30-40 minutes east of South Bend, these cities offer residents the ability to live close to the city while living in a small town. Similar to Lafayette and Fort Wayne, Elkhart and Goshen are seeing a steady increase in home sales and people moving to the community.

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With offices located in Lafayette, Fort Wayne, Elkhart, and more – Metropolitan Title is here to help you make the move and welcome you to the Hoosier state. Indiana offers residents metropolitan areas with a small-town feel that are safe and continuing to grow as time goes on. If you’re looking for real estate title and escrow services, you can be sure that Metropolitan Title is committed to serving you with exceptional services.

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