According to a newly released index by the Wall Street Journal and, Grand Junction is the #39 emerging housing market in the U.S. – and only second to Colorado Springs in the state.

After more than a year working from home during a pandemic, many Americans are rethinking whether they want to return to commuting—or even live near their office at all. Smaller and more rural housing markets are emerging as the hottest new places to live and own.

To help home buyers decide on the best place to make housing investments, The Wall Street Journal collaborated with to rank which housing markets are expected to provide both a strong return on investment—and are a nice place to live.

This second release of The Wall Street Journal/ Emerging Housing Markets Index builds on our first release by adding consideration of local property taxes, helping filter out places where it might be inexpensive to buy, but expensive to live.

The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2021

See the full index.