Big city living — complete with entertainment, attractions and incredible restaurants — doesn't have to come with a big price tag. In fact, a city in North Carolina was chosen one of the "best value" cities in the country.
Cheapism compiled a list of the American cities with the "best value," based on answers on the Reddit thread r/PovertyFinance, that offer the best "bang for your buck." Many can be found in the Midwest, but one located in North Carolina also made the list. According to the site:
"All of these underrated metros offer a cheaper cost of living than the U.S. average, and yet many of them boast big-city amenities: good jobs, top-rated universities, arts, and culture."
The North Carolina city among the best value cities in the country is Greensboro. This city with a population around 295,000 has an average one-bedroom apartment price of $960. Here's what the site had to say:
"If you find Raleigh and Charlotte too expensive — Redditors say that both areas are expensive 'hot spots' — consider Greensboro as a more affordable North Carolina alternative. One Greensboro local says that you can live anywhere in town as long as you make around $70,000 a year. Trade, transport, and utilities keep the economy afloat, and manufacturing will get a boost once Toyota completes its electric and hybrid vehicle batter factory in 2025."
These are the nine destinations chosen as the "best value" cities in the country:
- Rochester, Minnesota
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Detroit, Michigan
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Greensboro, North Carolina
- St. Louis, Missouri
- Peoria, Illinois
- Cleveland, Ohio