A new ranking of the most affordable places to live in the United States has just been released and it’s not looking good for Florida: No cities from the Sunshine State made the Top 25 list.
The report, published by U.S. News & World Report, listed Hickory, North Carolina, as the cheapest place to live in the country.
“With its moderate climate and sweeping mountain views, the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton area, sometimes known as the Catawba Valley, is a home for retirees and families and is becoming a destination for young professionals as well,” the online magazine wrote. “The region is starting to see growth from Charlotte, which is just an hour’s drive south from Hickory, and sees influence from beer- and art-loving Asheville, just an hour west into the mountains.”
Youngstown, Ohio, was second, followed by Huntington, WV & Ashland, KY-OH, Huntsville, AL, Fort Wayne, IN, Beaumont, TX, Peoria, IL, and Green Bay, WI.
Granted, none of those areas offers any of the perks of living in Florida, but if you’re choosing a home based on how it impacts the wallet, they might be good picks.