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Best Places To Live In America 2019

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  • Progreso, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,826
75
  • Roma, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,093
  • Roma, Texas is absolutely THE best place to call home in the entire USA! The cost of living is really good, there's plenty of things to do here, and the opportunities are endless! And did I say it was…[read more]
73
  • Alamo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,021
  • It is a small city, very inexpensive homes and taxes, but there is a lot of housing and low income houses which brings a lot of crime. Lots of graffiti and street gangs. Lots of high school drop outs and…[read more]
74
  • San Benito, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,442
  • San Benito is the best place I could think to raise a family. It offers an amazing plethora of restaurants, arts, and culture. It has all of the charm and pleasantries of a "small town" with all of the…[read more]
75
  • Mercedes, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,501
  • I have to say that living in Mercedes, Texas is starting to become a bit unpleasant. It used to be one of the best areas in Texas, but these days things are changing and not for the better. The crime…[read more]
74
  • La Feria, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,241
82
  • Rio Grande City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,242
  • Down here in South Texas, it is commonly known that anything South of Zapata Texas is known as "The Valley." I have lived all through out the Valley, including Rio Grande City. This entire area has seen…[read more]
79
  • Weslaco, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 39,021
  • Weslaco is a great place to live and has lots of activities for friends, families and couples. The city also has a low unemployment rate (6.9%) and in 2016, Weslaco got the highest bond rating in the…[read more]
83
  • Pharr, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 75,172
  • Growing up in Pharr, TX has been great for me. I have lived there for 2 years growing up, and it has been a great experience. There are a lot of things to do in this city, and the people/community are…[read more]
79
  • San Juan, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,983
  • Texas is in my top 5 states to live in. My time here was so much fun and I learned a lot. There are many cities to choose from but the ones that are my favorite are the ones that have a mix of cultures…[read more]
78
  • Alton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,581
  • Located here in Texas, is my hometown of Alton, Texas and this is the place that I am proud to call home. Living here provides you with peace and quiet. The crime here is basically nonexistent and the…[read more]
84
  • Hidalgo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,449
  • Living in Hidalgo, TX was an interesting experience for me. I thought that this city was nice to stay in temporarily because of the cost of living. The cost of living here is definitely a lot cheaper…[read more]
73
  • Crystal City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,414
75
  • Vernon, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,761
  • I would call the city of Vernon, TX a one-horse town but there are way too many horses in Vernon for that to true. In fact, I think there may be more horses than people. Vernon is big on rodeos, cattle,…[read more]
79
  • Harlingen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 65,634
  • Harlingen is the worst place in the world, nothing good to see and nothing good to do! no one wants to live there, and if they do live there its probably not by…[read more]
75
  • Murillo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,714
75
  • Freeport, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,122
  • If you're relocating to Freeport soon, be sure to take your loved ones to a few of these attractions to make sure your time in the city is enjoyable. To learn more about the history of the city and…[read more]
72
  • Wharton, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,773
82
  • Mission, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 82,200
  • I had lived in Mission, Texas for a few years before relocating to Seattle. Mission has a rich history rife with many attractions, restaurants, night clubs, golf courses and entertainment. I used to love…[read more]
81
  • Greenville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,979
  • I've been living in Greenville for six years and have enjoyed the small town conveniences of this cultural and historic community that I've chosen to raise my three kids in. Greenville is historically…[read more]
84
  • Edinburg, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 84,399
  • I lived in Edinburg, Texas, when I was younger and have many fond memories of the place. Edinburg is somewhat of a small, all-American town with a relaxed, family oriented atmosphere. If you prefer…[read more]
77
  • Williamsburg, KY
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,263
74
  • Dexter, MO
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,934
73
  • Eaton, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,274
75
  • Cameron, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,457
76
  • Portland, IN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,225
80
  • Port Lavaca, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,374
  • Port Lavaca, Texas is the place that I call home. This place is a good city to live in. The beaches here are absolutely amazing. The best areas in Port Lavaca, Texas are the little parks and recreational…[read more]
76
  • Bowie, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,115
81
  • Edna, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,731
80
  • Laredo, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 251,671
  • Laredo is a horrible place to live and the most depressing. The people are rude and ugly and hate everybody and their mama if they don't speak Spanish. Ive never been to a place in America where you had…[read more]
73
  • Centerville, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,404
85
  • McAllen, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 138,475
  • Although i think McAllen Texas is a great beautiful city its justice system lacks a lot. For lack of a better word it sucks. I know this because i have been involved in the system helping my girlfriend…[read more]
80
  • Iowa Park, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,390
81
  • Bay City, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,558
  • My family moved here 3 years ago from Nebraska for a job, we had high hopes for this place..get out of the cold enjoy the beach and weather, boy were we wrong! Let me just say you cant even visit the…[read more]
80
  • Brownsville, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 182,110
  • Our family visited last spring. We were impressed with the friendly people, the lovely resacas around the city, and the weather. My husband and I went for morning walks around the area where we were…[read more]
83
  • Clute, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,370
  • I lived in Clute Texas for nearly a decade and knew the city inside and out; Clute is a small town that lies between Lake Jackson Texas and Freeport Texas. Within walking distance of several schools, you…[read more]
73
  • Holdenville, OK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,756
72
  • De Queen, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,657
76
  • Campbell, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,040
72
  • Paris, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,936
  • Today is a one-star day for the water office although the when I called about new service last week Kelly was helpful and polite. Today I have been calling for over two hours and have not yet had anyone…[read more]
80
  • Uvalde, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,353
  • Summers are hot in Texas, but down in Uvalde, TX its as cool as it gets! I absolutely love it here. Uvalde is small country town, but there is so much going on here. If you love the outdoors, come on…[read more]
84
  • Wichita Falls, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 105,013
  • Need to update Education Score - Texas Education Agency has rated Wichita Falls ISD with Cs and Ds overall the last 2 years while Schooldigger.com rates it as 676th of 973 School Districts in Texas for…[read more]
76
  • Galion, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,245
  • During my search for a new town in Ohio to call home I spoke with a few friends who have been living in Galion for a few years. I wanted their input before I made the decision to move there. What I was…[read more]
76
  • Borger, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,001
  • Living in Borger, TX Was a very interesting experience for my family and I. To be honest, we got bored pretty fast. There are not many places to take your family as far as attractions and restaurants.…[read more]
73
  • Del City, OK
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,962
  • I have lived in Del City since I was in preschool. I love the area and the small-town atmosphere is very inviting. The sense of community has been getting stronger over the last few years, and people are…[read more]
72
  • Martinsville, VA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,551
  • The last person who reviewed this town on here must live in another Martinsville in another state. This is the most boring, dullest, town that I have ever seen. Nothing to do here at all. Half of the…[read more]
74
  • Bonham, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,040
  • I have called Bonham, Texas home for the past 22 years and wouldn't have it any other way. This community is unique in itself with wonderful people who truly are "the salt of the earth". They are…[read more]
73
  • Uhrichsville, OH
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,399
79
  • Pearsall, TX
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,847
78
  • Clarinda, IA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,431

Finding an affordable place to live in America is not always an easy task. While housing prices continue to rebound and general goods and services continue to rise, it feels like affordable living could be a thing of the past. Luckily, there are still some cities in America that qualify as affordable. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in America. These cities have the lowest cost of living in all of America.

Listed above are the most affordable places to live in America with a population of more than 5,000 people. To calculate the most affordable cities in America, the cost of living index for each city was calculated, then compared to the national average of 100. The cost of living index takes into account the following categories: goods and services, groceries, health care, housing, transportation and utilities.

To customize your list of affordable places to live in America, you can adjust the filters to meet your needs. This will allow you to select the city size (population) as well as what other categories (amenities, crime, education, employment, housing and weather) might be important to you. Finally, you are also able to select your home or rental price range to ensure that the cities on your list fit your budget.

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