District of Columbia
D.C., as the district is known, has just over a half million people. Washington, the nation's capital sits within the district's boundaries and that makes government and government related work among the most important industries. Health care, education (particularly institutions of higher education), and the arts are also high on the District of Columbia's list. D.C. probably has the highest commuter population of any place in the country. Many of the myriad of government workers live in the surrounding states. This makes the area's real estate particularly valuable. Homes in the district can run from 300 to 600K. However, there are still numerous neighborhoods where desirable residences can be purchased for as little as $150,000. The time seems perfect to seek out a loan that fits your financial picture and buy in D.C.