Your son might like the Trolley Square area. That's where a lot of young people in his age bracket gravitate to. There are plenty of restaurants and stores wtihin walking distance. It would be best if he get pre-approved for a mortgage. I can recommend a couple of very good local lenders to help inthat process. And he will qualify for the $8,000 first time homebuyers tax credit if he buys this year. He will still be able to apply it to his 2008 tax return. The area you mention around St. Elizabeth's is very sought after by buyers in this area. You don't specify within 15 minutes of what area. There is also the Pike Creek aea which is very nice and has a lot of different types of housing to choose from. I would be glad to talk with your son and find out his housing requirements. It's definitely a good idea for him to sit down with a realtor and outline a plan of action to suit his housing needs. You can always email me for more information. Just click on my photo for more info about me. I work with a lot a first time homebuyers.