Top 10 Affordable Small Cities and Towns Where You'd Actually Want to Live In | 2018
The 10 Affordable Small Cities and Towns Where You'd Actually Want to Live In 2018.
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Life can be hell for the indecisive among us.
We're bombarded with perplexing choices every day: Cash or credit? Buy or rent?
And then there's the decision that many Americans might just agonize over the most: city or suburb?
How important is your location to you? When searching for a place to live,
generally each person (or family) has something at the very top of their priorities list,
which is the single most important factor for them in choosing a home. For many people, this factor is location.
We all know the seductive advantages of big-city living.
But there are plenty of charms found in small-town America, too—towns where you chat with your neighbors at the grocery store,
local kids ride bikes in packs across tree-lined streets, and moms hang shirts to dry on the backyard clotheslines.
Sure, small towns lack the nonstop excitement and endless opportunities of urban living. But these places are a heck of a lot cheaper.
And many have great schools, charming historic homes, and a great sense of community.
The realtor.com data team set out to find the best small towns in America where you can find affordable and often beautiful housing, safe communities—and, just as important for former city dwellers, plenty of things to do.
Here are Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You'd Actually Want to Live In America for 2018:
1. Logansport, Indiana. (Median home price: $62,700 | Population: 37,946 | Unemployment rate: 4.7%)
2. Mexico, Missouri. (Median home price: $69,600 | Population: 26,021 | Unemployment rate: 4.2%)
3. Guymon, Oklahoma. (Median home price: $76,000 | Population: 21,098 | Unemployment rate: 3.5%)
4. Defiance, OH (Median home price: $86,500 | Population: 38,158 | Unemployment rate: 4.8%)
5. Albert Lea, MN (Median home price: $99,200 | Population: 30,446 | Unemployment rate: 3.9%)
6. Emporia, KS (Median home price: $99,800 | Population: 33,510 | Unemployment rate: 4.2%)
7. Lexington, NE (Median home price: $110,700 | Population: 25,611 | Unemployment rate: 3.1%)
8. Shawano, Wisconsin (Median home price: $127,000 | Population: 45,595 | Unemployment rate: 4.5%)
9. Dumas, Texas (Median home price: $135,500 | Population: 22,120 | Unemployment rate: 3%)
10. Spencer, IA (Median home price: $140,800 | Population: 16,333 | Unemployment rate: 3.9%)
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3 km from Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, this hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and an indoor-outdoor pool.
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