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Old 07-14-2016, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I was wondering what cities are more expensive then one would think?

My first would first would be Salt Lake City which has perception of being an affordable, family
city.

Salt Lake City has many areas that are very expensive and very nice.

East Salt Lake City is one of them. I just looked and two examples are a 2,100 square foot single family home for $469,900 and an 1,800 square foot home for $469,000.

Denver is also very expensive, much more then people think.

Two examples are a 1,300 square foot for $569,000 and another one is an 800 square foot home going for $450,000.

The zip codes are 80210 and 80211.

Other cities that are pricier then one would think.

Bismarck, North Dakota
Iowa City, Iowa
Madison, Wisconsin
Boulder, Colorado
Reno, Nevada

Boulder

http://bizwest.com/boulder-home-pric...ime-highs-ytd/

Reno

http://www.rgj.com/story/money/busin...high/86153064/

Bismarck had a median home price of $245,000 which is above the national average.

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Old 07-14-2016, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles,CA & Scottsdale, AZ
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. San Diego- Okay so obviously it's a desirable city but it isn't world class and it's very suburban. It's in southern California so obviously you should expect it to be expensive but MAN! According to realitor.com San Diego is the nation's least affordable housing market in the country when you take into account the wages in the area. The food is extremely expensive and so are the drinks (I'm talking LA prices).
. Sedona, AZ- For a town in Northern Arizona it is extremely expensive...from the food to the resorts to the median home price of $400,000...and the median home value is $430,000. That's more expensive than the average home value/cost in Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Austin, Chicago, ect.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh. We were on all the affordable lists 10 years ago. It's not 10 years ago. A one bedroom starting at $1500 doesn't invoke sticker shock here. What is a tough one for many outsiders to accept is our salaries are mid-range. COL and taxes are almost to NY standards but non-residents still think we are one of the cheapest cities in the country because of those stupid lists.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I am surprised at how expensive Denver and Portland, OR is.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:51 PM
 
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Many growing Southern areas aren't as cheap as people may think they are. Especially if you compare them to non coastal metros in other regions.
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Many growing Southern areas aren't as cheap as people may think they are. Especially if you compare them to non coastal metros in other regions.
How so.
Dallas? Cheap
Houston? Cheap
Atlanta? Cheap
Charlotte? Cheap
Nashville? Cheap
Jacksonville? Cheap
Oklahoma City? Cheap
Louisville? Cheap
San Antonio? Cheap
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Old 07-14-2016, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Some areas in Ohio have moderately high property taxes which I think people aren't expecting. Still much cheaper than a lot of places but you're not going to find many one bedrooms downtown under $1000-1500 per month in rent.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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How so.
Dallas? Cheap
Houston? Cheap
Atlanta? Cheap
Charlotte? Cheap
Nashville? Cheap
Jacksonville? Cheap
Oklahoma City? Cheap
Louisville? Cheap
San Antonio? Cheap
This is a perception that to be frank...is very irritating.

Those cities are "cheap" by your Boston standards.....it doesn't mean that every metro in the south is super affordable.

The Research Triangle area of NC used be considered "cheap" and still is when compared to the coastal cities of the Northeast.....but with so many people from the suburbs of New York, DC, and Boston getting glimmers in their eye over how new and shiny everything is here and how their money goes further for housing...the COL has gone up pretty significantly over the past 15 years.


Get out of your bubble.
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Old 07-14-2016, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Boston
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This is a perception that to be frank...is very irritating.

Those cities are "cheap" by your Boston standards.....it doesn't mean that every metro in the south is super affordable.

The Research Triangle area of NC used be considered "cheap" and still is when compared to the coastal cities of the Northeast.....but with so many people from the suburbs of New York, DC, and Boston getting glimmers in their eye over how new and shiny everything is here and how their money goes further for housing...the COL has gone up pretty significantly over the past 15 years.


Get out of your bubble.
How is listing the cities I did me being in a bubble? Also, I don't remember even bringing up the research triangle but okay? As for the other large metro in you state:

Average studio apartment in Charlotte, NC-SC MSA: $653
Average 1bedroom - 745
Median home price. $169,000

You don't think these numbers are cheap when compared to other major US cities?
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Old 07-14-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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This is a perception that to be frank...is very irritating.

Those cities are "cheap" by your Boston standards.....it doesn't mean that every metro in the south is super affordable.

The Research Triangle area of NC used be considered "cheap" and still is when compared to the coastal cities of the Northeast.....but with so many people from the suburbs of New York, DC, and Boston getting glimmers in their eye over how new and shiny everything is here and how their money goes further for housing...the COL has gone up pretty significantly over the past 15 years.


Get out of your bubble.
This is exactly what I am referring to and stated.
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