St. Louis

St. Louis

Rank: 10
Price/rent ratio: 5.43
Median sales price: $41,000
Median rent: $685
Vacancy: 8.2%

Pros: New construction of apartments is limited.
Cons: Unemployment is increasing. More than a thousand layoffs were announced as a result of the recent takeover of Anheuser-Busch by Belgium-based InBev.