Between the increase in home values, manageable property tax rate, and low property crime rate, Fremont, Calif., is one of the best cities for an investment in homeownership, according to SmartAsset.
The site ranked 25 cities in all, with Fremont finishing second to Denver, which boasts a 12.6 median home value change over the last six years.
Most cities on the list are located in the West or Southwest, and many are suburbs or satellites of larger cities.
No Midwestern cities made the top-25.
Four out of the five cities that received the worst rankings are in the Midwest. The biggest culprit for this is declining home values. In Milwaukee, for example, median home values declined by over 15% from 2010 to 2015. And in Cleveland, that decline was close to 20% over the same time period.