Top 20 Cities With Affordable Rent in the U.S. in 2017
Affordable rent is hard to find in many cities across the United States. Now, we’re not talking about dirt cheap housing, but rather we mean decent, clean, affordable housing in a safe neighborhood.
We all know that there are some cities that traditionally have exceedingly high rent, like Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Seattle, and New York City.
However, there are many other cities across the United States where the rent is so high that it's forcing middle and lower middle income people to try to find alternative housing solutions.
Some people are forced to live in substandard housing, and some others are even forced to live in their cars. Van dwelling is becoming a way of life for many Americans.
This issue with not having enough affordable housing for average people is really getting out of hand. But, fortunately, there are some cities across the United States that still offer affordable rental rates.
If you earn or can earn between $12 and $20 an hour, and you need to find permanent, affordable housing, keep reading.
We all know that housing is our biggest expense, so relocating to a different city for low rental rates (or affordable housing in general) might be a smart idea for some people.
Each of the cities in the list below is a hyperlink. When you click the link, you will be taken to a dedicated page for each city.
Each city’s page will highlight helpful information in case you might want to plan to relocat and take advantage of the affordable housing opportunities.
U.S. Cities With the Most Affordable Rent in 2017
Okay, folks, so here we go! Below is a list of the top 20 cities with affordable rent. This list was sourced from a study conducted by CNBC in 2017. Don’t forget to click the links to be taken to a city page for helpful relocation information:
- Toledo, Ohio: Average Rent = $550
- Memphis, Tennessee: Average Rent = $728
- Glendale, Arizona: Average Rent = $758
- Kansas City, Missouri: Average Rent = $885
- Lincoln, Nebraska: Average Rent = $907
- Indianapolis, Indiana: Average Rent = $937
- Tulsa, Oklahoma: Average Rent = $950
- Detroit, Michigan: Average Rent = $954
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Average Rent = $967
- Tucson, Arizona: Average Rent = $970
- Aurora, Colorado: Average Rent = $971
- Columbus, Ohio: Average Rent = $981
- Omaha, Nebraska: Average Rent = $1,022
- Fresno, California: Average Rent = $1,079
- Albuquerque, New Mexico: Average Rent = $1,109
- Cincinnati, Ohio: Average Rent = $1,119
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Average Rent = $1,137
- Tacoma, Washington: Average Rent = $1,138
- Mesa, Arizona: Average Rent = $1,153
- Phoenix, Arizona: Average Rent = $1,155
Would you consider relocating for affordable rental rates?
Good Luck in Your Housing Search
I know it's tough out there to find a decent place to live that's both safe and affordable, so I wish you the very best of luck. If there is anything I can do for you, please don't hesitate to put the request in the comments.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.