Top 10 Towns for Working Toward Homeownership


Mindful of today's anemic job market and focused on their long-term financial security, many Americans mulling a home purchase in a new setting weigh the area's employment prospects as much as its real estate market. Before potential homebuyers throw themselves into decades-long financial commitments, they want to know that if they're cut loose by one employer, they still have a good shot of getting picked up by another.

In the spirit of Labor Day, real estate site Move, Inc. (which powers AOL's real estate search) put together this list of top 10 places where job prospects are strong and real estate values are holding steady, based on per-capita job postings from, July unemployment rates, and housing data. Click through the slideshow to see the 10 best towns for working toward homeownership.