This year, the focus is on markets that are as recession-resistant as they come.

The top five best places to buy in this year’s Best Places to Buy in 2019 Report reflect a strong resurgence of traditional vacation destinations.

Established as vacation destinations where family traditions are made, these destinations remain affordable for families even during economic downturns.

Of the 25 Best Places to Buy list for 2018, 15 were located in the Southeastern U.S.

To date, nearly three times as many Florida cities over the next two closest states, Tennessee and Texas.

Many of these locations have reasonable real estate prices, strong rental potential, and are attractive winter destinations.

Also, states like Florida have embraced the short-term rental market locally which plays a role in our ranking.