10 of 10
BACKNEXT
Nassau/Suffolk, N.Y.
Nassau/Suffolk, N.Y.
$848,888 is the price for this lovely three-bed, two-and-a-half bath in beautiful Great Neck, one of the inner-ring suburbs of New York City.
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
Last updated November 25 2009: 10:08 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
Source: National Association of Homebuilders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index for the third quarter of 2009.
The NAHB judges a home to be affordable if a family making the metro area's median income could devote no more than 28% of their take-home pay toward housing costs.
More Galleries
9 reasons to be excited about Windows 9 Microsoft is expected to begin showing off Windows 9's features later this month. Here are the expected changes you should be thrilled about. More
8 must-have travel apps Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone. More
Hot stocks: 10 record breaking companies The S&P 500 is trading at all-time highs, and many well-known businesses are leading the charge. Time to buy or sell? More

Special Offer
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.