Tough question. You are looking at two very fine areas. Of course, it is always a personal choice and I recommend listing your lifestyle priorites. Commuting, traffic, schools, sidewalks, accessibility to shopping? What is most important to you? There is no magic formula and of course, your contract price and terms must be considered. Buyers do have a third party when financing a home to help them make a good choice, the appraiser. Appraisers review your contract and your purchase and will give you a professional opinion of value. This is a great time to buy, and sooner than later, there will be many people wishing they had scooped up some of the good opportunities we see now.