Special Report

Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

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30. St. Louis, MO-IL
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +1,973 people (0.1% of population)
> Cost of living: 9.9% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Denver-Aurora, CO (12.1% of all searches)
> Median home value: $184,600
> Median household income: $66,417

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29. Grand Rapids-Kentwood, MI
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +2,124 people (0.2% of population)
> Cost of living: 8.0% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI (41.6% of all searches)
> Median home value: $199,400
> Median household income: $65,739

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28. Greenville-Anderson, SC
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +2,498 people (0.3% of population)
> Cost of living: 9.3% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA (15.1% of all searches)
> Median home value: $186,800
> Median household income: $58,621

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27. Asheville, NC
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +2,983 people (0.6% of population)
> Cost of living: 6.5% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (7.3% of all searches)
> Median home value: $248,500
> Median household income: $57,428

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26. Knoxville, TN
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +2,984 people (0.3% of population)
> Cost of living: 11.6% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA (11.5% of all searches)
> Median home value: $186,900
> Median household income: $56,623