U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-16-2014, 07:37 AM
 
57,209 posts, read 81,631,096 times
Reputation: 12696

Advertisements

I would say to look in the major Upstate NY areas, which have an overall COL around the national average, give or take. In fact, some may be seeking artists, as certain neighborhoods are or are trying to revitalize themselves. This came to mind, but you may like other neighborhoods in those cities as well: SALT District of the Near Westside Archive SALTQuarters looking for Regional Artist

About Us | SALTQuarters

Personally, I would say to look into neighborhoods near universities, as that is where many of the popular neighborhoods tend to be located(i.e.-Elmwood Village in Buffalo, Westcott in Syracuse, Center Square in Albany, SouthWedge in Rochester, etc.). If you want something outside of those cities, places like Kenmore, East Aurora, Lewiston, Brockport, Fairport, Spencerport, Liverpool, Manlius, Fayetteville, Delmar, Cohoes and Ballston Spa may work in terms of smaller communities. Clinton outside of Utica and Owego in the Binghamton area would be nice too.

Ithaca also comes to mind and you may like communities like Trumansburg, Groton and Newfield outside of the city.

As for other areas, maybe something like East Lansing MI, Chelsea and Dexter outside of Ann Arbor MI, Oberlin outside of Cleveland and Yellow Springs in the Dayton OH area may also fit what you are looking for. Pittsburgh is probably another area to look into as well.

Last edited by ckhthankgod; 06-16-2014 at 07:53 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-16-2014, 07:51 AM
 
1,352 posts, read 1,901,020 times
Reputation: 1177
St Louis and Kansas City have lower COL but a pretty decent QOL.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
1,704 posts, read 2,781,269 times
Reputation: 2338
Definitely check out Kansas City. It's one of the most affordable major cities in the country and one off the most criminally underrated. The arts scene there is absolutely outstanding.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2014, 04:28 PM
 
5,747 posts, read 8,835,829 times
Reputation: 4970
Chattanooga TN has wired a good part of the city for lightning fast internet so that may be helpful work wise. Plus i think they have subsidies for techies living in the downtown area.

Not the cheapest of the cheap but still pretty affordable and you have great nature opportunities nearby. You'll have to ask about the arts scene - are you looking for museums or galleries, festivals to sell your wares, ??? I think it's good for its size but don't know details.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top