Living in a big city can be exciting, but sometimes, to really live in between paying your bills, a midsize city is your best bet. These 10 are at the top of the list.
Each city was ranked from one to 100 based on the following criteria, with one being the best and 100 being the worst, and then averaged for its Big Deal Score.
- Number of homes for sale per capita
- Cost-of-living index
- Unemployment rate
- Median household income
- Crime rate
- School quality
To get these facts, we became familiar with the Census, Movoto’s listings for each city and the website GreatSchools.org.
Here are the best cities that rank between 101 and 200 in terms of population among U.S. metropolitan areas.