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None other than Beech Grove, Indiana! says Beech Grove is one of the top communities for first-time home buyers for a number of reasons. This report took into account several factors including, job opportunities, commute times, the number of homes to choose from, housing affordability, a young population, and places to eat and drink.

“Known for a strong sense of community, Beech Grove is a city in its own right – literally – as the market is an ‘excluded city’ with a separate government and police department from the nearby Indianapolis metro area,” Forbes’ real estate journalist Brenda Richardson wrote in an article on Monday. “Home shoppers looking for a sense of nightlife will find plenty of restaurants in the Main Street downtown area, 24/7 bowling at Beech Grove Bowl and local craft breweries like Scarlet Grove. Beech Grove has good public schools and a K-8 private school for children.”

According to, it took a look at 1,112 cities with a population of more than 5,000 but Beach Grove ultimately took home 4th place.

You can see the full list from below:

  1. Magna, Utah
  2. Chalco, Nebraska
  3. Mauldin, South Carolina
  4. Beech Grove, Indiana
  5. Portsmouth, Virginia
  6. Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
  7. Grimes, Iowa
  8. Kuna, Idaho
  9. Ferndale, Michigan
  10. Maitland, Florida