Overwhelmed by downpayment!

I really want to buy a home, but I'm very intimidated by saving $50k or more. I can either stay here (my hometown which I love) or I could move to a nearby city where I don't know anyone and the jobs aren't quite as good, but the housing market is at least double, if not more, than what it is here.
In other words, I could get a 2bed small condo here or I could get a fairly large house there.
What should I do?

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