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A midsize city in New Hampshire that’s not on the radars of most real estate aficionados was named the nation’s hottest housing market for the 10th time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. And there’s one big reason why.

Manchester, NH, about an hour southwest of Boston, topped the list once again because it’s a more affordable alternative to Boston, according to the monthly hottest markets report from®. Homebuyers seeking more spacious digs with more land, perfect for social distancing, can get property in the New England city for about 38% less than in ultra-popular—and pricey—Boston.

“Manchester-Nashua has really benefited from remote-work flexibility, placing it at or near the top of our hottest markets list repeatedly over the last year and a half,” says Chief Economist Danielle Hale. “Homebuyers in this area can have their home and still have money left to spend on other budget priorities.”