The Seven Most Promising Cities to Move to in The US

If you live in the NY Metro Area like we do you know all about what life is like living, working and, of course, partying in New York.

It's a rough crowd. It's expensive. Ridiculously so. But it's amazing and so worth it most of the time. 

If, however, you are looking for a one way ticket out of the concrete jungle and out of New York State all together you do have options.

 Promising ones. Cheaper ones. And cities that are just waiting for you to conquer them. 

And hey-sometimes it's better to be a big fish in a little pond.

Top Seven Most Promising US Cities(In no particular order)

1. Austin, Texas

Why: This city is one of the most up and coming cities in the US. Not to mention the business growth and employment opportunities in tech and other growing industires. Throw in an amazing social scene and Austin is a sure fire winner. 

Median Home Price: $399,000

Austin Texas

2. San Antonio, Texas

Why: Coming in as the 8th largest city in the US, San Antonio is another promising spot that has it's own share of interesting features. Situated 140 miles northwest of the Gulf of Mexico, you can live and work in San Antonio and still be relatively close to the coast. San Antonio also has a rich history with attractions like The Alamo and a semi-tropical climate that doesn't allow the mercury to drop below 50 degrees farhenheit-even in January! Proximity to Mexico doesn't hurt either for some fabulous vacation spots!

Median Home Price: $275,000

San Antonio Texas

3. Tampa, Florida

Why: Situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, Tampa is known for being a major business center but it is also known for it's cultural side, boasting a number of interesting museums and art galleries. Ybor City is also a big draw. This area is one of Tampa's most famous and most popular dining and nightlife destinations.

Median Home Price: $230,000

Tampa Florida

4. Charlotte, North Carolina

Why: Charlotte is situated smack dab in the middle of the Eastern seaboard and is a short distance away from both NYC and Miami. This makes it super attractive to professionals who want to be easily mobile up and down the coast. Not to mention the explosive business footprint of North Carolina, and Charlotte's post-Civil War history, this city is not one to be missed.

Median Home Price: $257,000

Charlotte North Carolina

5. Orlando, Florida

Why: Can you say Disney World? Only kidding. Kind of. Other than the local attractions Orlando also boasts a sunny and warm climate, and a vacation style lifestyle. The city of Orlando has a vibrant downtown scene with core community centers and venues such as The Amway Center, among others, is home to The Orlando Magic, and has an emerging business scene with very low unemployment rates. 

Median Home Price: $262,400

Orlando Florida

6. Nashville, Tennesee

Why: Southern charm, an historic music scene, great weather almost year round and super low unemployement rates. 3.2% to be exact according to the U.S. Census Bureau. You can visit The Grand Old Opry House, see the King's (aka Elvis's home), The Johnny Cash Museum, and eat some of the best southern food around all while enjoying a warm climate and sourthern hospitality. 

Median Home Price: $315,000

Nashville Tennessee

7. Portland, Oregon

Why: Think big sky country, fresh mountain air, with a burgeoning hipster and super organic foodie scene and lifestyle. The city sits in the shadow of usually snow covered Mount Hood which provides a striking backdrop to the city and surrounding suburbs. If living an eco-friendly lifestyle appeals to you, as well as enjoying nature while still having a modern city feel, Portland is worth a look see.  

Median Home Price: $416,399

Portland Oregon

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