Investment Suitability Index

The Investment Suitability Index is the ratio of average rent prices divided by average home values in the station area. Thus, stations areas with higher average rents and lower average home values should be more suitable for investors or home purchasers looking for better investment opportunity. Different stations across the nation or even in a given region are at different stages of the investment cycle. The goal for many investors is to find deals with upside potential. Many home buyers also look at investment metrics to gauge their home purchase. Therefore, the Investment Suitability Index allows for a comparison across all station areas.

Top 100 Stations – Investment Suitability Index

Updated March 2019

Data Provided by Zillow Group

Station Na Zipcode City Metro State TOD Investment Index
Harvey Metra 60426 Harvey Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL 0.3659
147th St. Metra 60426 Harvey Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL 0.3659
Robbins Metra 60472 Robbins Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL 0.2922
HAMILTON AVENUE 8611 Trenton Trenton NJ 0.2641
CASS STREET 8611 Trenton Trenton NJ 0.2641
UMSL SOUTH METROLINK STATION 63121 Northwoods St. Louis MO 0.2295
UMSL NORTH METROLINK STATION 63121 Northwoods St. Louis MO 0.2295
NORTH HANLEY METROLINK STATION 63121 Northwoods St. Louis MO 0.2295
WELLSTON METROLINK STATION 63133 Pagedale St. Louis MO 0.217
ROCK ROAD METROLINK STATION 63133 Pagedale St. Louis MO 0.217
Central 15210 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 0.2042
Denise 15210 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 0.2042
Bon Air 15210 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 0.2042
South Bank 15210 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 0.2042
Boggs 15210 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 0.2042
Kingsessing Av & Cemetary-Mt Moriah 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Kingsessing Av & 65th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Kingsessing Av & 62nd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Kingsessing Av & 61st St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Kingsessing Av & 60th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Cemetary Av & Kingsessing Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
65th St & Kingsessing Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
65th St & Cobbs Creek Pkwy 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
65th St & Chester Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
65th St & Belmar Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
60th St & Kingsessing Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & Island Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & Edgewood Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 73rd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 72nd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 71st St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 70th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 69th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 68th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 67th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 66th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 65th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 64th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 63rd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 62nd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Elmwood Av & 61st St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & Island Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 72nd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 71st St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 70th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 69th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 68th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 67th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 66th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 65th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 64th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 63rd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 62nd St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 61st St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Woodland Av & 60th St 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Island Av & Woodland Av 19142 Philadelphia Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.2013
Summit Av & 9th St – MBFS 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Chester Av & Cedar Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
9th St & Summit Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
9th St & Ridge Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
9th St & Cedar Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
10th St & Wycome Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
10th St & Summit Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
10th St & Ridge Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
10th St & Mulberry Av 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Darby 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Darby Transportation Center – Old 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & Summit St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & Powell St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & Mill St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & Front St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & 6th St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & 5th St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & 4th St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & 3rd St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Main St & 2nd St 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
North St Station 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
MacDade Blvd Station 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Bartram Av Station 19023 Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1933
Sheraden 15204 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh PA 0.1799
Hazel Crest Metra 60429 Hazel Crest Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL 0.1748
WEST COLDSPRING STATION (METRO) 21215 Baltimore Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MD 0.1738
ROGERS STATION (METRO) 21215 Baltimore Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MD 0.1738
REISTERSTOWN PLAZA (METRO) 21215 Baltimore Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MD 0.1738
MONDAWMIN STATION (METRO) 21215 Baltimore Baltimore-Columbia-Towson MD 0.1738
Joliet Metra 60432 Joliet Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL 0.173
LAMBERT MAIN TRML METROLINK STATION 63134 Berkeley St. Louis MO 0.1725
LAMBERT EAST TRML METROLINK STATION 63134 Berkeley St. Louis MO 0.1725
East Chicago 46320 Hammond Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IN 0.1582
SANTA FE JUNCTION 75215 Dallas Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX 0.1545
CEDARS STATION 75215 Dallas Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX 0.1545
MLK STATION 75215 Dallas Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington TX 0.1545
North Chicago Metra 60064 North Chicago Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL 0.153
Hegewisch 60633 Chicago Chicago-Naperville-Elgin IL 0.1509
Millbourne Station 19082 Upper Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1505
69th St Terminal 19082 Upper Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1505
Parkview Station 19082 Upper Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1505
69th Street Terminal 19082 Upper Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1505
Walnut St Station 19082 Upper Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1505
Hilltop Rd Station 19082 Upper Darby Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA 0.1505