The Best Neighborhoods for the Money 2010

Before you shop for a home, take a close look at the neighborhood. You could buy into a premium quality neighborhood at a great price in any of the country's biggest metro areas if you target one of The Best Neighborhoods for the Money 2010.

"Best neighborhoods for the money are neighborhoods that combine many premium qualities, including excellent public schools, low crime rates, many large, owner-occupied single family homes, and neighbors with four-year college degrees, master's degrees, MDs or PhDs, but where median home prices are surprisingly low compared to other premium quality neighborhoods in the area," says Andrew Schiller, a PhD geographer and the creator of NeighborhoodScout.com.