You don’t have to empty your savings account to afford city living in America—at least not in these locations.
Urban areas offer a gateway to culture or a medley of activities, but they typically come with a high price tag. That’s why Money magazine crunched the numbers to find big cities—those with a population of 300,000 or more—with the best of all worlds: attractions, iconic neighborhoods, a relatively low cost of living and promising job growth.
Here are our top 10 picks for best big cities to live in. (See Money’s full 2018 ranking of the Best Places to Live in America.)