Living in a big city doesn't have to blow the budget. Money has identified the best affordable city in each of six US regions. Those chosen have a population of at least 300,000, and factors like affordable housing, job growth, low crime, green space, and good schools were considered. The winners:
- Northeast: Boston, Mass.
- Southeast: Raleigh, NC
- Midwest: Columbus, Ohio
- South: Arlington, Texas
- Mountains: Colorado Springs, Colo.
- West: Portland, Ore.
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