A caveat: Though this area's rankings are low, that's partly because, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal, "the recession was not nearly as deep in the region as it was in others, so there isn't as much ground to make up." Glass half-full!
In terms of housing prices (though people who live in Graduate Hospital might not believe it), the metro area's housing prices haven't budged since the third quarter.
· Phila.'s economic recovery lackluster, Brookings says [PBJ]
· Metro Monitor - December 2012 [Brookings]