This is one of many Florida locations on our list. Tampa is one of the more well-known locations in fabulous Florida. This city, like most of those in the Sunshine State, offers that perfect blend of city and holiday. There is plenty of sunshine, fresh salty air, sparkling water, and white sand. At the same time, it also has raving nightlife. Plus, living in Tampa means you will get lots of exercise.
One interesting element of Tampa is that housing is much lower than the national average. Utilities, on the other hand, are above the national average.
This Tennessee city’s reputation precedes it. Nashville, known as the “capital of country music”, unsurprisingly has a thriving music scene. Of course, there is lots of country music, but there is also a lot of pop and rock around there.
It is not only its music scene that makes Nashville a hit – if you would excuse the pun – but when it comes to entertainment, sport, outdoor activities, and good food, you can find them all in Nashville. Another bonus is that the cost of living in the town is below the national average.
This Georgian city has all the sought-after features of a city: restaurants, coffee shops, museums, and outdoor activities. Decatur has all of these but for a way better price, which is below the national average.
That doesn’t mean that it is in some isolated spot, though. It is approximately 6 miles from the state capitol, Atlanta. There are also plenty of museums if you are a lover of history, including Abraham Lincoln’s first home as well as Transfer House, a relic from former times when there were electric streetcars.
There must be something to the name “Madison”, as this list has several of them. Perhaps, all you need to do is call your city this name and it is bound to rank as one of the best. The fourth US president, James Madison, grew up in this southern town, and during the mid-19th century it became a boomtown.
Two of the major draws of Madison are that it is a safe city, and it has an excellent schooling system. It does come at a price because the median rent price is $1549, meaning it is above the national average.
There is a city that everyone can call home. And if you are a horse lover, then Lexington, Kentucky is the city for you. Known as the “horse capital of the world”, you will find horse farms, thoroughbred racetracks, and horse-riding schools. Unsurprisingly it also has an international horse museum, so you can see these folk are a bit horsey.
That being said, Lexington even has something for non-horsey types like Lake Fontaine, an aviation museum, the Mary Todd Lincoln Museum, the Waveland Historic site, the Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, and a Roman-styled gatehouse.