(KFYI News) Phoenix ranks in the nation's top five when it comes to college towns worth investing in.

The Princeton Review came up with its rankings based on two key factors, raising a family in that town and whether it would be a good place to retire.  Arizona State University's willingness to expand and create an urban campus also boosted Phoenix's rankings.

Researchers point to Phoenix and its affordable property values as a big draw.  The median home price in the Valley is about $180,000, making it attractive to investors.