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Old 10-28-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I wouldn't want to be in the city core of Indianapolis - it's a war zone
I'd want to. something like 90% of homicides in this country are gang or drug related. I have no plan of getting involved in any of that. Bad parts of town never scare me because I pay attention to my surroundings and stay out of the not-fun drama.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:13 AM
 
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Millennial cities are typically artificially overpriced, it's nothing new. Everyone who wanted to be a hipster from that region wants to move there.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:54 AM
 
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There are definitely millennial cities that are still cheap. Richmond, Raleigh and Atlanta come to mind. They're still pretty cheap despite the recent influx of hipsters and millennials, you can get a pretty nice 1/2 bedroom for less than $1000 or around $1100.

I think certain cities will always be cheaper because that's part of what attracts and draws people to move there. Places like Chicago, San Fransico, DC, NYC and Boston will never be cheap unfortunately.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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I wouldn't want to be in the city core of Indianapolis - it's a war zone
Says the suburbanite from Tennessee.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'd want to. something like 90% of homicides in this country are gang or drug related. I have no plan of getting involved in any of that. Bad parts of town never scare me because I pay attention to my surroundings and stay out of the not-fun drama.
Those kinds of people live in the city more than rural areas or suburbs. I'd say you're more likely to cross them there.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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There are definitely millennial cities that are still cheap. Richmond, Raleigh and Atlanta come to mind. They're still pretty cheap despite the recent influx of hipsters and millennials, you can get a pretty nice 1/2 bedroom for less than $1000 or around $1100.

I think certain cities will always be cheaper because that's part of what attracts and draws people to move there. Places like Chicago, San Fransico, DC, NYC and Boston will never be cheap unfortunately.
Raleigh is no longer a cheap place to live by any means. Rents and home values are now almost on par with central Connecticut.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:46 PM
 
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I found these on wikimedia commons and a few years old so I am not sure how much has changed now. seems like the usual suspects here, Austin,Portland Seattle, San Fran, DC . I think Houston San antonio and Dallas are the most interesting on these lists, you hear tons about the population growth and the STEM job scene in the texas triangle but I havent read alot on the downtown growth. Nashville Sacramento and Tampa seem interesting as well, my sister lives in Tampa and she said the downtown is pretty dead after work hours but it has still got a lot to do. I just want a place where I can walk to things and not spend hours of the day in traffic and sprawl

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Old 10-29-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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Raleigh is no longer a cheap place to live by any means. Rents and home values are now almost on par with central Connecticut.
I dont know about the home prices but I have seen apartments and condos in cool downtown neighborhoods for rent anywhere from 800 to 1600$,a place with exposed brick and a loft like this would be 4 times this rent in major cities,you probably couldnt find a place like this in alot of downtown DC for rent. this is right in the heart of downtown. alot of trees and parks and bars/restaurants around that cameron park/ glenwood /cameron village area too

craigs list

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/apa/5282112585.html

this is just a list of downtown places in the 700-1200 range

craigs list

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/searc...max_price=1200
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I dont know about the home prices but I have seen apartments and condos in cool downtown neighborhoods for rent anywhere from 800 to 1600$,a place with exposed brick and a loft like this would be 4 times this rent in major cities,you probably couldnt find a place like this in alot of downtown DC for rent. this is right in the heart of downtown. alot of trees and parks and bars/restaurants around that cameron park/ glenwood /cameron village area too

craigs list

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/apa/5282112585.html

this is just a list of downtown places in the 700-1200 range

craigs list

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/searc...max_price=1200
The median rent in the U.S. is $934. In Raleigh metro it is now $938.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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I've learned if you don't visit these places you will never truly know how they are. I'm looking to move to a new city but I love city data in that some have visited there and can tell me how the city is.
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