Median home price:
$380,000 Median income:
$101,800 Affordability score:
39.6% -- 5th worst
These counties on Long Island are called "bedroom communities" because many of the people who live there commute to Manhattan. But the area has always had its share of companies and many people now both live and work on Long Island.
There are a lot of good-paying jobs in financial services and health care. The area median income of $101,800 trails only two other metro areas in the NAHB report. Those salaries take some of the sting out of paying the high home prices there.More galleries