Whether you are looking to buy a vacation condo or a forever home, there are plenty of options that won’t break the bank but still give you bang for your buck. There are plenty of well-known big cities, that offer many perks such as hot nightlife spots, museums, theme parks and sight-seeing but all of those come at a cost. It is good to know that there are other options available so, let’s take a look at 4 underrated places you can buy, that have everything you need and will leave some money in your pocket. (In no particular order)
First we have-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-With a population of around 595,351, this up-and-coming Midwestern city would be a great option for many people. The average median home cost is around $200,000 which makes it affordable considering you are close enough to enjoy Chicago but far enough to live comfortably. With its old school German roots, outdoor activities and affordability, (don’t forget the beer and cheese!), Milwaukee, Wisconsin makes a great choice.
Next, let’s look at-Vero Beach, Florida- This smaller town has a population of 16,919 (with a county population of around 154,383). Being that it’s nestled on the treasure coast of Florida in between Melbourne and Miami with only being a 2 hour drive to Orlando makes this centrally located small town perfect for buyers. The median home cost is $204,700 but if you’re not looking for average than there are plenty of beach side condos/homes that can fit any budget. Vero Beach has a small town feel with plenty to do with it’s beautiful beaches, downtown shopping and many restaurants to choose from. Raise a family or retire in this quiet community.
Third on the list is-Huntsville, Alabama-One of the most affordable places to live out of some of the more populous metros with a population of 194,585, you can find homes at around $167,300! Huntsville has those old “southern charm” homes that can range from 300k to the millions, so there’s options for everyone. Huntsville offers your typical Alabama lifestyle with its fishing, boating and outdoor activities but did you know about the booming job market? With growing fields in science, tech, aviation and engineering you will have many opportunities to grow your career!Lastly we have Fayetteville, Arkansas- A population of 85,257 and median home price of $177,942 makes this fast growing city a great choice.
Being the host city of the University of Arkansas, its cost of living is low which makes buying a home here a great investment opportunity. With its 70 parks and 40 miles of trails to explore, Fayetteville is a good choice for cheap, laid back living. They don’t call it the “Natural State” for nothing!
You don’t have to be a big city to have big advantages. With modest homes that are 100k all the way to million dollar beach-side mansions, these 4 underrated places offer great and affordable options with plenty of things to do. So, the next time you’re shopping for a home or condo, check these cities out….you may be pleasantly surprised!