Fargo, N.D.
Fargo, N.D.
Average price in area: $167,506
This house: $175,000
Description: 4 beds, 2 baths; 2,164 square-feet

North Dakota -- with its paltry unemployment rate of 3.7% in April -- is one of few states to successfully stave off the recession, thanks to particularly strong performances from its oil and agricultural industries. North Dakota's economy is growing faster than any other state.

This home is located in a Fargo neighborhood that has quadrupled in population since 1990, according to Coldwell Banker agent LuAnn White. That has helped keep home prices higher here.

"We've always had a very steady market here," she said. "We never had double-digit gains and we had only a tiny downturn."

The house backs up on green space, an area set aside to soak up heavy rains but is, for most of the year, a field of grass. It has a bi-level floor plan with arched entryways between dining and living rooms.

More information: Coldwell Banker

Last updated June 24 2011: 10:48 AM ET
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