9. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Average home value: $204,100
- Percentage of homeowners who are single women: 16%
The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region of North Carolina is one of the best places to live in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report. It’s also tops for single women. The average home value in the state’s famed Research Triangle is $204,100, and the median income for women is $41,311. Crime is relatively low (423.2 per 100,000), and a dinner for two averages $86. But people who hate driving, beware: The area also has the lowest walkability score in the top 15 cities, 26.5 out of 100.