Special Report

Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

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10. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +11,086 people (0.4% of population)
> Cost of living: 6.7% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Houston-The Woodlands, TX (14.5% of all searches)
> Median home value: $197,600
> Median household income: $62,355

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9. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +11,806 people (0.4% of population)
> Cost of living: 5.6% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA (22.9% of all searches)
> Median home value: $233,900
> Median household income: $66,399

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8. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +15,499 people (0.6% of population)
> Cost of living: 1.0% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA (14.9% of all searches)
> Median home value: $255,500
> Median household income: $61,876

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7. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +15,786 people (0.8% of population)
> Cost of living: 5.6% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA (19.1% of all searches)
> Median home value: $285,100
> Median household income: $70,262

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6. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
> Net inflow, July 2020 – April 2021: +17,612 people (2.2% of population)
> Cost of living: 2.3% less than nat’l avg.
> Top area people are searching online from: Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI (16.7% of all searches)
> Median home value: $244,700
> Median household income: $62,240