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Old 06-19-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Top 10 large metro areas with the lowest rent:
Top 10 metro areas with low rents - MSN Real Estate

Going by this list it's definitely Denver.
As much as I want to say Denver as well, this place is probably in between expensive and affordable.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Austin and Portland.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Both coasts
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Houston, Dallas, Atlanta
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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I disagree with Houston and Dallas.

Yes, they are cheap but they don't really offer that much "bang" for it's size IMO. Certainly not enough to be in be one of the best. Texas cities in general lack in urban life in my view. Although I do think Austin is not bad for it's size. Still it's not big enough to compete.
Most Americans aren't that concerned with dense, urban living, and they certainly don't associate it with getting a lot of bang for your buck. The greatest appeal of Sunbelt cities is their weather and their low cost of living. Using the same amount of money for an apartment in NYC to get a large house in Texas means a lot to many folks.

These cities are booming for a reason. So you're certainly entitled to your opinion, but it's a bit trivial.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Umm...bang for your buck can mean different things to different people. Personally if I were to name best bang for your buck cities, Dallas and Houston would be number one and two on the list closely followed by Atlanta.

Personally, I have to have a large amount of ethnic diversity/multiculturalism, excellent food options and variety, and super cheap housing. For my requirements, those three do it best. I could care less about having a walkable downtown or great public transit because Im a suburban creature, yet even then Dallas and Atlanta dont do too bad there. Houston does poorly on walkablility, but I could care less. I would like to have more outdoor activity options, but its not a must. Other than that, I think those are pretty great.
Ohhh, let's not, please.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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In your opinion, which city in america offers the most for the least amount of money? There is no right or wrong answer here. I am just curious to see what cities people will pick.
Just to reiterate for the thread, the OP never mentioned the word "urban", nor gave any inkling as to size of city in terms of population restrictions. Here's a list of the 10 Least Expensive US Cities with some already mentioned thus far. My pick of the group would be Greensboro, NC as I find weather a very important component, plus being familiar with Greensboro (and neighboring Winston-Salem) know it offers a lot to do and is a beautiful city.

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Old 06-20-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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[quote=kyle19125;30104907]Just to reiterate for the thread, the OP never mentioned the word "urban", nor gave any inkling as to size of city in terms of population restrictions. Here's a list of the 10 Least Expensive US Cities with some already mentioned thus far. My pick of the group would be Greensboro, NC as I find weather a very important component, plus being familiar with Greensboro (and neighboring Winston-Salem) know it offers a lot to do and is a beautiful city.
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Yeah that is a great list if the OP is just concerned with a low cost of living and doesn't care about a hip, urban vibe.

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