Easiest Hooptown to Move to

Coldwell Banker Picks Loyola University of Chicago


Our Easiest Hooptown to Move to bracket is full of upsets. The lowest seed playing in San Antonio is a ten seed, the Butler Bulldogs of Indianapolis. The Bulldogs do have a storied history of bracket-busting; they made it to the championship game in 2010 as a five seed and in 2011 as an eight seed; but still a run to the finals this year would be surprising. But not as surprising as a run by the winner of the Easiest Hooptown to Move to bracket, the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers. The number 11 seed has never won the Tournament, the highest seeded team to win a Championship was Villanova as an eight seed in 1985.

It might be hard to imagine this bracket looking anything like the actual results of the tournament but it’s easy to imagine yourself moving to one of these great hooptowns. Below is a look at some of our favorite listings in each of the hooptowns in the semifinals.

South Champion: #11 Loyola University of Chicago: Chicago, Ill.

With its rich history and one of a kind culture, it’s no surprise that The Windy City came out on top. As the third largest American city and hub of the Midwest, Chicago may not immediately come to mind as a college town but that’s something to reconsider. Chicago is experiencing explosive population growth and with close to 12,000 listings on the market, it has the real estate inventory to keep up. Whether you prefer a home at the center of all the action in The Loop or a laid back vibe on the West Side, Chicago has something for everyone.

6530 N Newgard Ave., Rogers Park, IL listed by Mary Ann Dooley with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Check out one of our favorite listings near campus here.

East Champion: #10 Butler University: Indianapolis, Ind.

Indiana’s capital city has a lot to brag about. With a number of famous museums, trendy restaurants and music venues, Indianapolis is making home buyers flock to the Rust Belt. The average year homes in Indianapolis were built in is 1932, a perfect balance for those seeking classic charm in a city that’s only going up from here.

3137 Ruckle St. Indianapolis, IN. listed by Sumer Sharp-Byram with Coldwell Banker Kaiser Real Estate

See more of what Indianapolis’ allure is all about in this listing here.

West Champion: #6 University of Houston: Houston, Texas

Those escaping brutal winter weather this year might want to consider sunny Houston. The fourth most populous city in the nation is one of the most ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the nation and only continues to grow in size. With over 10,000 current listings on the market, there are endless real estate possibilities in Space City.

5038 Arvilla Lane, Houston, TX listed by Cathy Leonard with Coldwell Banker United

Get a feel for what Houston has to offer in this listing here.

Midwest Champion: #16 University of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pa.

The City of Brotherly Love has an art and culinary scene that few cities can compete with. With a number of Universities located in Philadelphia, the average age of its residents is only 24. Philadelphia is young, spirited and has endless options for entertainment. With an average home sale price of $182K, now might be the perfect time to snatch up a great home on the east coast.

1131 S Divinity St., Philadelphia, PA listed by Holly Mack-Ward with Coldwell Banker Preferred

Explore one of our favorite listings in Philly here.

How will Loyola-Chicago do in this year’s tournament? We will soon see. This year, The Ramblers earned their first tournament appearance in 33 years. With the Windy City spirit behind them, anything is possible.


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Christian is the Senior Manager of Brand Media for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. In this role, he oversees social media for the brand as well as media planning for all national advertising campaigns. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, building LEGO sets and binging TV's latest hits. He currently resides in Miami, FL.

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