One of the Most Affordable Cities in Texas Might Surprise You
The cost of living just keeps rising, and if you're thinking about moving to a less expensive area to help your budget, you might want to see this first. A recent list reveals that two of the cities with the lowest cost of living nationwide are in Texas.
A second list ranks Temple, Texas as one of the most affordable cities in the state.
Most Affordable Cities in America
Extra Space Storage, a moving and organization website, compiled a list of the 13 most affordable cities across the United States using several factors, including area housing prices, average cost of living, job opportunities, recreational/entertainment options, and access to amenities. Texas had two cities on the top 13 list nationwide:
- Buffalo, NY
- Dallas, TX
- Des Moines, IA
- Fort Wayne, IN
- Huntsville, AL
- Kansas City, MO
- Memphis, TN
- Nashville, TN
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Omaha, NE
- San Antonio, TX
- Tampa, FL
- Tulsa, OK
The Most Affordable Cities in Texas
Extra Space Storage has also ranked the 7 most affordable cities in Texas as Brownsville, El Paso, Galveston, Harlingen, Lewisville, McAllen, and Temple.
Temple has a median home purchase price of $126,100, and a median monthly rent of $821. It's also safer than 36% of cities in the nation, and the unemployment rate is 4.2%, with many job opportunities in the healthcare industry. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center was recently ranked one of the top 5 Best Hospitals in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.
There's always something going on in Central Texas. YouTube channel Vast Tourist recently highlighted some of the many food and entertainment options in Temple.