10 Underrated American Cities

June 25, 2019
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SmartAsset found the 10 American cities that don’t get a lot of buzz but could be a great place to live.

We analyzed 189 cities to find the most undervalued cities in America. Our model considers data on unemployment rates, price per square foot, high school graduation rates, percentage of residents with a college degree, crime rate, entertainment establishment density, average days with precipitation, average number of days with bad weather and walk score. 

The Eastern United States rules this list. Six of the cities in the top 10 are East Coast cities, with several more close by. Three of the top 10 cities are in Pennsylvania alone. There are only two Midwestern cities and none in the Mountain West or the Pacific Coast in the top 10.

Pittsburgh was chosen as the most undervalued U.S. city, due in part to an impressive high school graduation rate and affordable home prices. It was followed by Newark, N.J., New Haven, Conn., Philadelphia, and Baltimore.

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