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Apr 4, 2014 1:01PM
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I have lived in Colorado all of my life and have no idea what any other place would be like.  Colorado has a lot to offer and is reasonable to live here.
Mar 24, 2014 11:41AM
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What Forbes didn't tell you is the reason homes are so affordable in the Rust Belt.  
Mar 24, 2014 10:19AM
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They're affordable cause they are sucky places to live. Whether its the lousy unpredictable weather, lack of good job availability, dingy depressing view each and every day, or quality and attitude of people [Knoxville is cool, lived there, and surprised its on the list...but its the only good one]. this is the reason why they are cheaper. Thanks, but Ill stick with California's Central Coast, pay the little bit extra, and ENJOY my life each and every day. JMO.
Mar 24, 2014 8:13AM
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I lived in Louisville all my life, up until 14 years ago. So about 40 years now I can't stand even driving up there. The only reason I go there is to visit my Mom, I try to avoid it at all cost. I only moved about 30 miles south and it is a different world down here, the people seem to be friendlier and more compassionate, most every one minds there own business. So I say every one needs to move to the country. One good thing about Louisville though, is that they do have one hell of a Basketball team, oh and their Football team is good too. GO CARDS 
Mar 24, 2014 7:51AM
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Warren is inexpensive. But TROY and FARMINGTON HILLS are NOT...Warren is not in the same category as the other 2 cities mentioned. BAD reporting when you do not check any data or facts.
Mar 24, 2014 7:19AM
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New York City is affordable if you live on the E or the F line. 
Mar 24, 2014 6:46AM
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As it is said; WNY has it all; most everything that covers a wide range of likes. There are some negs. The non-winter months in Western NY are great....as long as it's not a rainy year. The winters are fine....as long as you like winter activites and it actually snows (half the time over the past 30 tears, the ground is bare half the winter; just cold). Property taxes are a killer and wages are low (unless you are employed by the State). The area is beautiful; I really enjoy visiting the area on a yearly basis to see  family and friends that still live there When the time comes, I may yet put a houseboat on one of the lakes for my summer escape from the southwest blast furnance temps.
Mar 24, 2014 6:44AM
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Warren Mi is a dump. It's affordable because it's pile of ****.
Mar 24, 2014 6:17AM
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Mich. Ohio, and New York?  What kind of WACKEY WEED is this guy smoking.  Mich. is about to go under..
Mar 24, 2014 6:09AM
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What good are living on these 12 cities.. They're all horrible crime infested or the city is like a modern day Gothem City..
Mar 24, 2014 6:05AM
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Been to Buffalo recently. It is a very nice, clean, affordable city with everything you could possible want only minutes away.
Mar 24, 2014 5:44AM
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Shouts out to Buffalo, nice place, went to Buffalo State.  The city is really chill and has a vibrant art scene.  For a smaller-ish city it's a nice place to live.  
Mar 24, 2014 5:40AM
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The only one I would even consider living in is Knoxville.
Mar 24, 2014 5:25AM
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What about Detroit- you can get a house for free and get full time work tearing down the ones no one wants.
Mar 24, 2014 5:25AM
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Michigan has had the highest unemployment numbers for the last 15 years!
Mar 24, 2014 5:11AM
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Where does Forbes get their info????  Lived in Buffalo area all my life., 8.75% sales tax, among the highest property taxes in the country to say nothing of an insane NY state income and gas tax.......  Most affordable????   NOT!!!!!!!!  Weather is not all that great either.......
Mar 24, 2014 4:58AM
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Nice current photo of Cincinnati there, since Riverfront has been torn down ages ago (2002!), the waterfront has been redone, and the Great American building now dominates the skyline.
Mar 24, 2014 4:54AM
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These areas need to be some of the cheapest places in the country. Why else would anyone live there? I noticed that Miami, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, and New York City are not on the list. They don't need to be cheap. 
Mar 24, 2014 4:45AM
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Not too sure about the affordability of winters in Michigan and Ohio.
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