Top 5 cities to move to in the U.S.

You are looking for affordable housing

The National Association of Realtors researches the housing market in the USA and publishes their surveys on a regular basis. According to the latest data (October, 2014), housing affordability is down from a year ago as the median price for a single-family home has increased – $220,600, up 5.2 % from August 2013. And, while the Northeast has the largest gain at 4.5%, the Midwest saw the biggest decline in affordability at 2.1 %.

Here are a few of the cities which can offer some of the most affordable housing.

  1. Springfield, IL
  2. Toledo, OH
  3. Columbia, SC
  4. Charleston, WV
  5. Glens Falls, NY

You are looking for a job

Florida had some tough times during the economic crisis, but it is said that state has managed to crawl back from the severe recession. According to Moody’s Analytics, Naples is expected to have the fastest job growth rate among the 200 largest metro areas with an annual rate of 4.1% through 2016.
Another leader in the job growth is Texas. Due to the low taxes and the favorable regulatory environment, the state offers a friendly business climate for the companies looking to expand their businesses.

Best cities to consider moving to in case you are looking for a new job.

  1. Naples, Florida
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Greeley, Colorado
  4. Houston, TX
  5. Raleigh, N.C

You are a student

Choosing where to go to college is a hard decision. You have to consider tuition fees, university reputation, college size, you name it. The AIER’s 2014-2015 College Destination Index (CDI) can help you make a reasonable choice. The CDI adds up rankings such as high-income potential, great entertainment, or affordable housing for a destination’s final score.

Here are the cities that offer the best education opportunities for student.

  1. Boston, MA
  2. Washington, DC
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. New York, NY
  5. Baltimore, MD

You are an expat

According to The Department of Homeland Security’s immigration statistics, California is the state which foreigners choose to move to the most. Other popular states are New York and Florida. Check which are the top 5 best cities to relocate if you are an expat.

  1. New York, NY
  2. Los Angeles, CA
  3. Miami, FL
  4. Houston, TX
  5. San Francisco, CA

You are looking for a good business climate

Forbes rated the 200 largest metro areas in the USA on factors such as jobs, costs (business and living), income growth, quality of life and education of the labor force. See which places ranked at the top when Forbes assessed their business climates.

  1. Raleigh, NC
  2. Des Moines, Iowa
  3. Provo, Utah
  4. Denver, Colorado
  5. Fort Collins, Colorado

Sources:
American Institute for Economic Research
Forbes.com
National Association of Realtors

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