Hottest housing markets: Topeka ranks in top 10

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TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka housing market is gaining attention, referring to the Capital City as the seventh hottest housing market in the U.S.

“This ranking is another exciting reminder that Topeka remains an incredible value for potential home buyers,” Amanda Lewis, owner and president of Coldwell Banker American Home, and Choose Topeka sponsor, said. “With prices rising in our community, Topeka remains strategically priced to offer real value for buyers and still provide incredible equity for sellers.”

According to, Topeka hits a sweet spot for mid-sized cities, but is still close enough to urban areas that may offer more in the way of jobs.

“This ranking proves incredibly promising for Topeka & Shawnee County’s overall economic growth,” Barbara Stapleton, vice president of business retention & talent initiatives at GO Topeka, said. “This positive trend can have a tremendous impact on growing our population, which in turn affects the community’s talent pool and continued business development.”

Midwest and Northeast regions have been gaining ground against the West Coast, together claiming 15 of the top 20 spots on the list in May.

The states featured in the top 20 list this month are: California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

May 2021 – Top 20 Hottest Housing Markets

MetroHotness RankHotness Rank YoYViewers per Property vs USMedian Days On MarketDays on Market YoYMedian Listing Price
Manchester-Nashua, NH152.88-44$415,000
Concord, NH2172.814-46$379,000
Burlington, NC322.715-35$275,000
Portland-South Portland, ME4342.016-48$458,000
Johnson City, TN5432.721-46$300,000
Rochester, NY6101.511-45$245,000
Topeka, KS7-51.918-28$160,000
Fort Wayne, IN8-82.121-23$250,000
Columbus, OH9-61.513-37$309,000
Jefferson City, MO10312.222-42$185,000
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN1111.718-34$270,000
Elkhart-Goshen, IN12261.618-45$180,000
Eureka-Arcata-Fortuna, CA13581.621-49$430,000
Saginaw, MI141141.723-61$155,000
Worcester, MA-CT1561.518-39$390,000
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA16-151.518-22$550,000
Raleigh, NC17881.420-39$410,000
Racine, WI18-71.725-28$250,000
Pottsville, PA191241.927-55$135,000
Colorado Springs, CO20-131.39-26$481,000

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