- New affordable townhouse (modest income, first time homebuyer), about 2-3 miles from downtown: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1,465 square feet, $117,900
- Similar price, market rate: 27 year old condo with no updates, about 2-3 miles from downtown: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 960 square feet, $121,000, and a deed restriction that prevents rental.
- Similar floor area, market rate: 110 year old house with bad 1960s updates throughout, about 2 miles from downtown: 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1444 square feet, $159,000.
Missing middle housing is a major issue here. If you're low income, you can get a nice house. If you're well off, you can get a nice house. If you're middle class, it's something small, something that needs a lot of work, or drive to qualify, with the resulting rural sprawl.