Graduation season is upon us. Graduates have a new first job, maybe in a new city, but nowhere to live.
No graduate wants to be “that guy” that moves back in with their parents, no matter how financially responsible that decision would be. But where does one begin their post-grad house hunting without breaking the bank? Below is a list of 7 of the most affordable cities in the US, perfect for new graduates and home buyers looking to not empty their wallets.
While this might not be the average big city on the top of everyone’s list, there are plenty of opportunities in this fast-growing city. With a low median home value and thousands of open jobs, Pittsburg could be that surprising city that becomes your future home.
Being voted the most affordable place to live out of the 125 most populous metro areas, Huntsville boasts a competitive fast-paced environment. While it is an inexpensive place to live, the average annual salary is still quite high making Huntsville a win-win.
Buffalo, New York
Dreaming of the concrete jungle New York, New York, but not the hefty price tag that comes along with it? Buffalo is a great place to call home without having a long commute to work. With a city full of sports-lovers and various attractions, Buffalo will be sure to keep you busy.
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the county but has housing prices that do not even compete with the other major cities. With a diversified economy and home to the Alamo Mission, San Antonio continues to grow at a rapid pace making it the perfect affordable big city.
Home of legendary Beale Street, Memphis is the perfect place to call home for those looking for a smaller city feel. With breath-taking views of the river and plenty of music to go around, Memphis not only has affordable home values but a myriad of open jobs.
Kansas City, Missouri
Centered between both the Missouri and Kansas state lines, Kansas City is a highly populous city that has kept its cost of living at a reasonable level for years. From affordable entertainment options to affordable mortgages, Kansas City will have you living comfortably in all aspects of life.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Being the state capital and boasting stunning mountainous views from anywhere in the city, Salt Lake City is a fast-growing metro area with a family-friendly environment. Salt Lake City continues to maintain a low cost of living despite being an up and coming city. This makes it a perfect city for a college grad!