The Top 10 Housing Markets for the Next 10 Years
Home prices in these 10 cities will appreciate handsomely over the next decade

At the foot of the Adirondack Mountains of New York you'll find Glens Falls. With attractions like beautiful Lake George just a short drive away, tourism has long played a key role in the local economy. But the area, which has about 130,000 residents, is also considered "the catheter valley" on account of its thriving medical device manufacturing industry. Companies like Covidien, AngioDynamics, and C. R. Bard have outposts in the area, which has also become a popular lower-cost alternative to nearby Saratoga County, N.Y., and a bedroom community for the state capital of Albany. In recent years, downtown Glens Falls has attracted an impressive amount of private-sector investment, says Todd Shimkus, president and chief executive of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce. "It is staggering to see $65 million for a new wing of a hospital, $17 million for new library, $25 million for a downtown townhouse project, $4 million for a corporate headquarters for Barton Mines, $3.5 million for a theater downtown, [and] $500,000 for a downtown park," he says. The 2008 median home sale price was $185,000 for Warren County, where Glens Falls is located. Home prices in the area will increase an average of 4.7 percent a year over the next 10 years, Moody's