Special Report

Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

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20. Cleveland-Elyria, OH
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +4,457 people (0.2% of population)
> Cost of living: 10.1% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI (18.8% of all searches)
> Median home value: $161,400
> Median household income: $57,228

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19. Salt Lake City, UT
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +4,798 people (0.4% of population)
> Cost of living: 1.4% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (20.8% of all searches)
> Median home value: $356,400
> Median household income: $80,196

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18. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +4,964 people (0.6% of population)
> Cost of living: 2.9% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA (15.7% of all searches)
> Median home value: $266,600
> Median household income: $70,505

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17. Wenatchee, WA
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +5,080 people (4.2% of population)
> Cost of living: 0.5% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Seattle-Tacoma, WA (78.1% of all searches)
> Median home value: $327,500
> Median household income: $60,532

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16. Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +5,248 people (0.3% of population)
> Cost of living: 3.6% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA (50.7% of all searches)
> Median home value: $255,900
> Median household income: $69,329