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Old 11-19-2007, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Warren, Pennsylvania
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The title is self-explanatory.
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Old 11-19-2007, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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When I visited Lincoln, Nebraska, I was shocked at how cheap it was. You could rent a good sized house- 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in a decent neighborhood for about half the rent I was paying for my room in an apartment in the suburbs of Boston (for which I only had 1 room out of 4 in).
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:23 AM
 
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I'd say pretty much any small town in the Midwest should have cheap apartments. When I lived in Cedar Falls, Iowa, there were quite a few really cheap apartments close by. I think within a 30 minute drive from Cedar Falls there were probably at least 20 small towns. Most had populations around 500 or 600 people or so. All of them had very cheap apartments. One in particular that I looked at was a one bedroom that went for $250 dollars a month.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:34 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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$250 dollars a month? That blows my mind.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:46 PM
 
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$250 dollars a month? That blows my mind.

Yeah but think of all the drawbacks of living in a small town. Almost no crime, good schools, neighbors actually know each other, you can leave your doors unlocked.

And it's not just rent, everything seems to be cheaper. I moved from California to Iowa on a job transfer. Before I left I was going to have a gold crown put in at the dentist's office. In California I would have paid $600 out of pocket, in Cedar Falls I paid $160 out of pocket. The dentist told me dental prices are so cheap there he has patients that come in from as far as Arizona to get their major work done.
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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I agree with the small town in the Midwest is probably the least expensive.
When I first moved to a rural area of Missouri I had a 3 bdrm house with a 1-acre backyard for $425.00/mo...and that was last year. It was a military town.
I will say that when I moved about 20 miles from that area I went into a more populated town and the rent doubled.
So country living has it's pluses in my book.
That same size house with a postage stamp sized backyard in California ran $1,500.00+/mo.
Now that I'm back in NE Ohio, prices vary. Some are insane.
I kind of lucked out on the house I'm in. *It pays to have friends that own rentals.*
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Old 11-25-2007, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I'm on the coast of Maine- I pay $450/mo for an entire house (2+ bedrooms, 1 ba), private yard, private driveway, neighbors I can't really see, and LOTS of trees.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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$250 dollars a month? That blows my mind.
That's all fine and dandy, but the question is - how do you make ANY living there?
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:09 PM
 
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you can rent a small house where I live for 300 bucks a month. nicer 3 bd 2 bath is about 500 and by nicer I am not talking new..these are old homes but nice.

p.s I can not tell you where i live because then there would be too many people and the rates would go up!!
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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The rent is cheaper here in Nebraska but then it's hard to find good paying jobs.
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