Like Joe said earlier, it depends on your budget and your lifestyle. Also, another factor would be your family status (wife, children and even your animal situation). The market is so sweet for buyers right now that many students are snapping up great deals with fabulous seller incentives to boot! Depending on which school you will be attending will also help in your decision on what areas would work best. I have help many students with their investment - both in the purchase and sell. Let me know if I can be of any help to you with setting you up with listings of suitable matches for your needs. You are in the zone right now to make a handsome profit if you play your cards right!!