Can you give me a bit more information ... your budget, bedrooms/bathrooms, square footage, schools, etc. The rental market is very active, and good units rent quickly. I own several myself ... they've proven to be excellent investments. The actual location would depend upon your preference and budget. While your initial investment would be more within the loop, you'd have a greater rental income ... conversely, the further out you go, the more house you get. Rents would be lower but you'd have less invested. In this market, you shouldn't have any difficulty renting out a nice unit, irrespective of the area. Please get in touch with me ... I can give you an investor's view of things, as well as help find a great home that would meet your objective. I look forward to hearing form you.