Metro: Burlington (N.C.)
Share of homes with increasing values: 45.41%
Median value: $125,200
Annual change: 4.61%
Quarterly change: 0.33%
Burlington, a couple of hours northeast of Charlotte and a few hours from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, was once a thriving textile town. Today its large employers include LabCorp, a major clinical laboratory company. Honda plans to build a plant in Burlington, where it will manufacture light commercial jets.