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View Poll Results: Which cities will become popular for their affordability in the coming years?
Providence 6 8.22%
Albany 0 0%
Buffalo 3 4.11%
Richmond 14 19.18%
Greensboro 7 9.59%
Columbus OH 19 26.03%
Indianapolis 10 13.70%
Cincinnati 9 12.33%
St Louis 5 6.85%
Kansas City 8 10.96%
Milwaukee 3 4.11%
Oklahoma City 6 8.22%
Omaha 8 10.96%
Des Moines 6 8.22%
Birmingham 5 6.85%
Winston Salem 6 8.22%
Columbia SC 7 9.59%
Greenville-Spartanburg 14 19.18%
Knoxville 7 9.59%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-09-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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As income inequality becomes more a concern in many of the bigger cities/fastest growing cities, those that can move will be looking to find other cities where the cost of living (especially housing) and it's proportion is more in keeping with salaries. Of this list, which do you see as cities that will benefit from rising costs elsewhere?
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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Richmond, VA. I believe that as DC gets more and more expensive, more people will start to look towards Richmond as a more affordable option. Richmond has the bones of a larger city, the fortune 500s, decent outdoor recreation and is working on bettering its public transportation. I think that it is putting itself in a decent position for the future.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: East Side, Indianapolis
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It's hard to pick any one of these...they're all going to be doing very well very soon (some of them already are) if things keep trending upward. I don't see any of these cities having any headwinds going against them that would keep them from doing well.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Denver
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No Louisville? Peter will be angry.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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No Louisville? Peter will be angry.
Haha I thought the exact same thing! I do believe Louisville belongs on this list
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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Richmond is on fire. I honestly wouldn't put anything else in this list in the same group. I would throw in Nashville though
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:59 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Richmond is on fire. I honestly wouldn't put anything else in this list in the same group. I would throw in Nashville though
Nashville is already booming has been for a couple years
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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Haha I thought the exact same thing! I do believe Louisville belongs on this list
Agreed. As does the often forgotten Grand Rapids, which has already been seeing a steady flow of transplants looking to escape for a while now.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Louisville, KY belongs on this list, easily.

Currently around 10 cranes in downtown alone. Hotel after hotel under construction, and so much more. University of Louisville is adding on everyday, and is a great school that attracts many people. The average price of a 1 bedroom apartment is around $750, that's pretty darn affordable for a metro of 1+ million.

The Highlands neighborhood is super "urban" and attracts people from everywhere, including the ever so talked about "hipsters". Shame on you for not having this on the list! (kidding, but it seriously should be).
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: East Side, Indianapolis
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Agreed. As does the often forgotten Grand Rapids, which has already been seeing a steady flow of transplants looking to escape for a while now.
Grand Rapids is seriously underloved on this site. It's got a lot of good things going for it, best to keep it under the radar!
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