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The Orlando metro area earns the No. 9 ranking thanks to a mix of affordability and a healthy economy. It boasts one of the lowest median home prices among our overall top 10 at $117,600 while posting solid economic indicators with an unemployment rate of 6.6% and one-year job growth of 2.5%. Given its close proximity to many major attractions and theme parks, it has a large leisure and hospitality industry. Orlando is also home to the University of Central Florida, one of the largest schools in the U.S.