Zillow.com says these metros offer job growth above the median 1.3% and homes for less than the typical 2.9 times income:
Dallas: Its many affordable ‘burbs include MONEY’s No. 1 Best Place to Live in 2014, McKinney.
Job Growth: 3.3% Housing Cost: 2.5 x income
Atlanta: Home to HQs of Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola and the United Parcel Service
Job Growth: 2.4% Housing Cost: 2.7 x income
Indianapolis: Metro boasts another Best Place: walkable, arts-rich Carmel.
Job Growth: 2% Housing Cost: 2.4 x income