America is a nation that is always on the move. The economic crisis of 2008 made many people reevaluate their financial goals and, as a result, we’ve seen some significant population movement trends. Smaller cities, which typically have a population of less than 1 million, became quite popular for lower costs and easier commutes. They also provide an atmosphere that is more geared towards families and have a higher life satisfaction index. Most importantly, many companies are following these trends, which means that the job outcomes are usually favorable.
- In Charlotte, NC, both the cost of living and median income are right around the national average.
- The median home price in Indianapolis is well below $200,000, and the median monthly rent is $1,090.
- Cost of living in both Columbus and Pittsburgh is around 10 percent below the national average.
“Below, we’ve included our list of reasons for why you should consider moving to a second-tier city as well as our top 10 picks for the best second-tier cities in the U.S.”