New York

New York

Worst: Shirley
2008 price change: -12.36%
Five-year price change: 3.34%
Median home value: $262,987
Population: 25,395

Shirley is located in Suffolk County, in the Town of Brookhaven on Long Island.

Best: Utica (pictured)
2008 price change: 7.58%
Five-year price change: N/A
Median home value: $91,539
Population: 59,082

Utica has become a home for many Bosnian refugees over the past several years, reversing a population decline that lasted three decades. These refugees now constitute 10% of its population.