Price per square foot: $86 The Texas Rangers have one of baseball's best records so far this season, but you can move near their Dallas/Fort Worth-area stadium for an affordable $86 per square foot. That's 10% above the median for the metro area in general, but Dallas/Forth Worth has long had housing costs that are well below the U.S. average. As for the ballpark itself, it's relatively new (less than 20 years old) and sits roughly midway between Dallas and Fort Worth.
Price per square foot: $85 Like the Rangers, the Pittsburgh Pirates have one of MLB's best records to date and some of the lowest prices for residences near the team's home field. Median-priced housing near PNC Park lists for just $85 a square foot even though the stadium is along the Allegheny River and within walking distance of downtown Pittsburgh. That's partly because the Steel City has low housing costs in general, but also because homes close to 12-year-old PNC Park cost 10% below what's typical for the metro area as a whole.
Price per square foot: $72 Home prices near Miller Park are doing about as well as the slumping Milwaukee Brewers are these days. The Brewers are stuck in the cellar of the National League's Central Division, while Trulia found that housing near the team's home field lists for 30% below the median for Milwaukee as a whole. Add in the fact that the Brew City has modest home prices to begin with and you'll find that buying a median-priced place near 12-year-old Miller Park will only cost you $72 per square foot.
Price per square foot: $64 The Atlanta Braves are leading the National League East Division, but housing near their home field isn't doing nearly as well in the real estate market. Turner Field sits in a Downtown Atlanta neighborhood where residences list for only $64 a square foot -- 10% below the median in a metro area whose home prices are already below the U.S. average. Property near Turner Field doesn't cost much even though the facility is near the Georgia State Capitol and Atlanta's central business district.
Price per square foot: $28 The Kansas City Royals' Kauffman Stadium hosted last year's MLB All-Star Game, but residences near the site aren't winning many honors from house hunters. Homes for sale there list for just a median $28 a square foot -- 70% below the norm in already-inexpensive Kansas City. The low asking prices come despite the fact that Kauffman Stadium enjoyed a $250 million facelift that wrapped up in 2009.