The Desk

September 4, 2011

10 Best Value Places to Live

When it comes to knowing where to live and find work, it’s difficult to find a place. We normally think of the typical big cities with large populations. We believe those meccas have a lot to offer in terms of things to do, job opportunities, nearby vacation and normal entertainment, education, and so on. This is not necessarily true.

This morning’s Wall Street Journal Report shared the 10 best value places (the slide show) to live according to a study in which Kiplinger’s Personal Finance participated. The folks at Martin Prosperity Institute came up with a list of 100 cities and then asked the Kiplinger’s team to visit the sites and narrow the list down to ten.

They came up with a surprising list. Who would expect to find a cornucopia of job opportunities, affordable living (in terms of square footage for houses), reasonably priced goods, good education, and good entertainment. Even Colorado Springs, mostly military in nature, has some great things to offer and made the top ten list, as did Wichita, Cedar Rapids, and Omaha.

If you want a little more detail than the slide show provides, you can also click into the details provided in the guide.

Good searching! Take a little pressure off of those seemingly glutted markets and open the door to some treasure troves of opportunities.

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