Saturday, November 10, 2007

Most Affordable Places to Live Well

I noticed this article from Forbes that names Columbus as the ninth most affordable place to live well out of the 50 largest cities in the US. It calculated housing affordability according to the National Association of Home Builders and the Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index. Seventy-six percent of homes sold last quarter were available to the median-income earner. Then, it took into consideration the cost of living index developed by the Council on Community and Economic Research. Columbus has a cost of living slightly below the national average. Lastly, it used data from Sperling's Best Places to take into consideration opportunities for arts and leisure. Columbus has many different venues for music and sports, plus many parks and recreation centers.

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