Negosentro.com | The Best Cities America Has To Offer | Whether what you plan to do is buy a home and flip it, or put down roots, there are some fine places to live in the USA today. Regardless which way you’re going, you want to find the best communities. But you can’t just do a Google search to find out the right information; political interests skew the data.
Google “best cities to live in the USA”, and you’re going to get many results from California. If California’s such a fine place to live, why are tens of thousands fleeing the state like rats out a barge bilge as the ship starts to sink?
None of the list here will include California, because until massive change comes, moving there is shackling yourself. Unless you’ve got a specific reason to be there, don’t believe the hype. Use your mind and weigh the move not based on how funded news groups define “the best places to live”, but based on features of living which resonate with you.
Following are a list of five exceptional places to live in the USA in 2019. Some will be better or worse for you particularly, but almost every one of these will represent a better option than any recommendation some top-tier propaganda agency sends your way. The last listing in this writing is the most recommendable by many accounts—not all, but many.
- Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas has a lot going for it. For one thing, the economy is presently expanding. There are a number of reasons behind this. In droves people are leaving California and settling in Austin. The music industry is booming in Austin—by many it’s considered the new “Memphis”, if you will.
The cost of living, and the quality of life, are exceptionally considerable in Austin. These positive attributes are buffered by what are held as the “best performing metros” in the United States presently, according to the Metro Clean Tech Index.
Presently, Austin is the cleanest and most energy efficient city in the state of Texas. In America, it’s listed among the top ten. Educational solutions are top-tier in Austin, there are all kinds of employment opportunities, and famous startups abound. Especially for technology, there are plenty of available careers in Austin. Altogether, there’s much to recommend this city.
- Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta is being touted as the “New Hollywood” these days, and for good reason. It’s becoming a center for nationwide industry, and has much going for it presently. As it turns out, there are now more than a dozen companies of the “Fortune 500” variety in Atlanta. You’ll find groups like Coca-Cola, Home Depot, and Delta centered in Atlanta.
Additionally, owing to the Chattahoochee River, which goes through the metropolitan area of Atlanta, as well as going over the biggest exposed granite area in the country (Stone Mountain), there’s plenty of escape from urban anxiety immediately available. You can take a break and experience nature without having to drive a few hours.
Atlanta is also ideally located on the east coast, and there are many property opportunities opening up as the economy grows. Real estate growth goes hand in hand with economic expansion.
- Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas features living options that are of the “up-town” variety, as well as more affordable solutions. It’s the fastest growing metropolis in America, and is only exceeded in job growth by Atlanta.
Culture and downtown revitalization efforts are in full swing, microbreweries are all over the place now, and you can catch the odd film festival every now and again. For information concerning uptown living in Dallas, you can find right here. There are also less costly options in the suburbs, and throughout various diverse districts in the city.
- Colorado “Front Range”; Fort Collins, Loveland, Denver, etc.
Here’s the thing about the Colorado “Front Range”: it’s fast turning into Los Angeles. Los Angeles is basically 500 square miles of the city, built in a V-shape around a central mountain in the inland empire, and with a blob of population extending over northern mountains into the San Fernando valley. Beyond that, it’s basically all city—a bustling metropolis with no break for hundreds of miles.
At this point, from Fort Collins all the way down to Colorado Springs—perhaps 120 miles—the city is essentially unbroken. Sure, there is a little space between Fort Collins and Loveland, and between Loveland and Berthoud, and between Berthoud and Longmont, and Longmont and Denver, Castle Rock and Colorado Springs. But it isn’t much. Within the next ten or twenty years, it will be unbroken city from Fort Collins to Denver. Colorado Springs is still separated by some healthy wilderness, but the gaps are closing fast.
Colorado is seeing a huge population influx as California’s failing economy bleeds into the rest of the country. Texas, Oklahoma, and Arizona are also seeing the Californian Exodus. Denver is being hit very hard, and that’s one reason property values in Denver have skyrocketed. If you want to rent within ten miles of Denver’s center, it’s as much as L.A.: $1,600+ a month.
However, prices decline as you get away from Denver. You could rent for $500 a month in some of the mountain communities just a few dozen miles west at the foot of the Rockies. Fort Collins, Loveland, and Longmont have more affordable and reasonably consistent (in terms of value) properties, as well as collegiate communities and fine entertainment. The state has a growing economy, and it’s beautiful.
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster isn’t a “big” place. The county it’s in only has 59,344 people, and there are Amish folks at the fringes. Home values are very very low. At the middle, you’ll find them around $110k. People average around $36k a year. There are many millennials working basic jobs of the dead-end variety who could totally afford Lancaster. The average age? 31. People are young, but not too young. They’re mature, but not too mature. Only 20% of the population is over 65.
More than half of the homes in the community are owned by residents—and that’s a big deal for low crime and community stability. For family life, places like Lancaster are downright ideal. In terms of cultural diversity, Asians are the largest group outside Caucasians, which may explain why so many in the community are financially stable, and costs are low. Ethnically Asian people have a habit of being financially responsible.
Commutes are low; most people drive alone to work. You don’t need to carpool when the city isn’t a bustling megalopolis that’s hundreds of miles across! Gender is split down the middle, and about one out of twenty people are veterans. Additionally, the majority of the population understands English. In terms of location, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and D.C. are to the east, and only a few hours away. Pittsburgh is to the west, and further than any of the big cities; but still not out of reach.
The only downside may be available industry. Given the town’s size, there isn’t as much choice for certain jobs as bigger cities may offer; but it all depends on what you need. Lastly, the town is located beyond large population centers and coastlines, and among people (the Amish) who sustain themselves and have done so in an “off-grid” capacity for generations. In the event of a country-wide emergency, Lancaster may just remain intact.
Finding a Home In 2019
Where you live is up to you, and perhaps none of the entries on this list meet your qualifications. Some people follow the work, others find location-independent occupations then move where they wish. You need to figure out which of these strategies best fit your needs.
One thing is sure: 2019 is seeing many cities become better and more livable than they’ve ever been. You can definitely find a place in America which fits you and your family; whether you’ve been together for years as a unit, or you’re newlyweds. Weigh your options, take your time, and find the best place to move.