Top 10 Hippest Housing Markets


Reporting on the housing market feels like reading an EKG monitor--it's up, it's down, and sometimes you just hope it doesn't flatline. But to really get to the heart of your market, it's important to appreciate its finer qualities. By exploring 5 key lifestyle criteria -- culture, arts, music, population growth and sports -- Sperling's Best identified the top 10 most happening cities in America. Click through the gallery to see some hot listings in the coolest markets.


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