How to best start researching to find a good area?

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I live in the UK, but would like to invest in the US.

What's a good way of finding unbiased information about good cities to invest?

There's lot of good articles suggesting places, but they are often written by providers who are selling in that area. Many of them are offering bargain price properties, but don’t consider things like cashflow, tenant availability and service people to manage the property, which means, despite the low price tag, the property isn't a great investment.

Where can I find info that isn't by someone who's trying to get me to invest in that area?

I found this great list by Forbes which is based on property prices and jobs growth. Would that be a good starting point?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2018/02/01/full-list-where-to-invest-in-housing-in-2018/#5290407a627e

I am very keen on using a Turnkey provider. But I want to get objective information first about the best areas first, so that way I can better parse what a turnkey provider tells me. 

Hey Cole good question

Outside of having trusted contacts, you have to look on sites like citydata and check rental
Prices etc

Im actually working with a few people to form a collective and share ideas and opportunities...

Feel free to connect with me or send me a message if you want to discuss

Originally posted by @Cole Evans :

I live in the UK, but would like to invest in the US.

What's a good way of finding unbiased information about good cities to invest?

There's lot of good articles suggesting places, but they are often written by providers who are selling in that area. Many of them are offering bargain price properties, but don’t consider things like cashflow, tenant availability and service people to manage the property, which means, despite the low price tag, the property isn't a great investment.

Where can I find info that isn't by someone who's trying to get me to invest in that area?

I found this great list by Forbes which is based on property prices and jobs growth. Would that be a good starting point?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2018/02/01/full-list-where-to-invest-in-housing-in-2018/#5290407a627e

I am very keen on using a Turnkey provider. But I want to get objective information first about the best areas first, so that way I can better parse what a turnkey provider tells me. 

 City data is nice. Provides a ton of data on an area. Another good idea is to check out the surrounding area of any property you are thinking about buying on google maps. Do you see boarded up houses or well maintained yards around the neighborhood? Things like that are big in determining if it's a nice area or not.