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Old 03-13-2007, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I was just curious what would you consider to the best affordable city in the nation?

I think Columbus, Ohio in my opinion is the best affordable city in the country. Its got an amazing number of dense neighborhoods for a midwestern city with tons of art galleries, restaurants and is just a very pleasent entertaining urban environment.

Pittsburgh I would say would be one of the best cities, but its not as affordable as alot of other cities especially on rents. I was just in Pittsburgh once but even though I didnt see much of the city I was just amazed by the neighborhoods and the amount of entertainment and cultural vibrancy it had. Also the weather is very moderate there which I like.
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Charlotte's still pretty affordable. You really get a lot for your $$.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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I was just curious what would you consider to the best affordable city in the nation?

I think Columbus, Ohio in my opinion is the best affordable city in the country. Its got an amazing number of dense neighborhoods for a midwestern city with tons of art galleries, restaurants and is just a very pleasent entertaining urban environment.

Pittsburgh I would say would be one of the best cities, but its not as affordable as alot of other cities especially on rents. I was just in Pittsburgh once but even though I didnt see much of the city I was just amazed by the neighborhoods and the amount of entertainment and cultural vibrancy it had. Also the weather is very moderate there which I like.
Well I would rethink the issue. You want culture.

So I might modify the issue and look at exactly the right house in a place like Zanesville, Bellaire, all of Monroe, Belmont, Jefferson or Columbiana counties Ohio or maybe even the fab Oil City, PA and just commute for my culture. Can have Columbus, yes very under rated spot for many things, Pittsburgh can have its moments. Maybe with the money saved can go south in the winter.

Just for the record, Pittsburgh is not in a moderate winter zone.

At least one very good dense, warm and deep pile coat is required.

Yeah, Columbus can function as the "Big City", usually I have a foggy idea of which direction to go, crime and threat level is managable, sane enough to bear for a few days.

Go for parking your body in a smaller city, town, area and taking the saved money and do some good for youself. A decent car is cheap enough to go get the culture. If she wants to come back to your pad, go for the Oil City 2015 experience.
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