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Old 11-26-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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My hometown of Syracuse, NY has already been mentioned

My current location has GREAT prices on homes and a variety of areas to live in. I am in the Erie, PA location.

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/12_zm/0_mmm/

You can get 2,300 sq. ft of house here for under 100K.

Buffalo, NY is a couple of hours away and Cleveland, OH is 1.5 hours away.

As to your original question, Buffalo and Cleveland are definitely possibilities on your budget. I also highly recommend Buffalo
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:21 PM
 
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What are the cheapest medium to large sized cities to live in? I currently live in California and it's just way too expensive in the majority of the state.

What I'd really like is to live somewhere as densely urban as possible (no outer suburbs, I'd prefer to feel like I'm in the thick of things). I'd also like to buy my own apartment or house instead of renting.

My job is transferable to basically anywhere, I'm not worried about that. I have no kids and don't plan to have any. I'm in my 20s but I'm not at all interested in nightlife or partying. I like seeing live music and I perform myself.

I can only afford $100-150k. Are there any cities where buying is possible on that budget? (In areas where I won't get shot)

So far my search has led me to cities like Omaha, Buffalo, and Cleveland. Are those doable on my budget?
Lakewood, just outside of Cleveland could be a good possibility too. Very nice homes. Population around 50,000 but very dense city.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Besides Lakewood in terms of very dense and affordable, Kenmore outside of Buffalo and Dormont outside of Pittsburgh are both in the top 100 in population density for incorporated municipalities in the country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...lation_density
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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Besides Lakewood in terms of very dense and affordable, Kenmore outside of Buffalo and Dormont outside of Pittsburgh are both in the top 100 in population density for incorporated municipalities in the country. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...lation_density
I've heard good things about Kenmore, but have yet to visit.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Come to Milwaukee!


Anywhere along the lake from Bay View to Shorewood.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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I've heard good things about Kenmore, but have yet to visit.
Yes, it in is close proximity to Hertel Avenue and the Elmwood Village, while also being a walkable village with a high population density. It has also received some national acclaim in the recent past: https://www.planning.org/greatplaces...09/kenmore.htm


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9626...7i13312!8i6656


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Dormont has rail service and a very urban feel: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3950...7i13312!8i6656


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormon...n_(PAT_station)


http://boro.dormont.pa.us/
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:26 AM
 
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Try San Antonio,south of San Antonio, or el Paso.
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No kids? I always recommend the Texas cities. Check out this house in dallas for 225k: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...07_rect/10_zm/
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Old 12-01-2017, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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No kids for sure right? Here's a house in Dallas for 125k :https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...07_rect/10_zm/
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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Yes, it in is close proximity to Hertel Avenue and the Elmwood Village, while also being a walkable village with a high population density. It has also received some national acclaim in the recent past: https://www.planning.org/greatplaces...09/kenmore.htm


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9626...7i13312!8i6656


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Dormont has rail service and a very urban feel: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.3950...7i13312!8i6656


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormon...n_(PAT_station)


http://boro.dormont.pa.us/
Some Kenmore listings: RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List

Dormont listings: https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...rice-na-150000

All are under $150,000.
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