5.Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Metro area: Fort Wayne
- Median list price: $164,900
- Median rent: $1,044
- Violent crime rate per 1,000 people: 3.59
- Property crime rate per 1,000 people: 31.91
The city has one of the country’s best zoos, a popular hands-on science center, great wedding venues, day trips, a famous theatre, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and a beautiful botanical conservatory.
The place was prominent in frontier history. In the late 17th century the French built a trading post (later fort) at this natural stronghold on the site of Kekionga, once the chief town of the Miami Indians. Today you can find nice home for around $150k