The 6 Best Affordable Big American Cities

Can't stomach NYC or LA? Look to Boston, Portland
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2016 7:51 AM CDT
The sunset illuminates clouds over Boston harbor on Oct. 5, 2015.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(Newser) – 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.
Click to see what these cities have to offer, or check out the best small cities to call home. (Read more US cities stories.)

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