Data shows that smaller cities offer a better quality of life for renters.
Cost of living , quality of housing, and local economy, as well as other factors helped in determining the list.
1. Round Rock, Texas
Round Rock is up-and-coming in technology. It is also commonly referred to as the sports capital of Texas. There is usually great weather, and lots of parks.
2. Raleigh, North Carolina
Raleigh has a great job market right now. Over half of the residents have a bachelors degree. There is also a good balance between big city and suburbs. Last year, they were among the top 20 cities for most apartment construction. Now, there are around 4,800 new apartments.
3. Conroe, Texas
Conroe is in the Houston metro. More than 70% of the apartments are considered high-end. Meaning that they come with luxury amenities and additional space.
This city is also known for having great weather with lots of lakes and land, good for activity or nature lovers.
4. Greenville, South Carolina
Greenville has the second lowest unemployment rate. This is because there is a big variety of large companies in different fields. It also came in second for cost of living.
5. Orlando, Florida
Orlando is well-loved for the sunshine and beaches. Residents like the “urban-suburban feel” and that there is a strong local economy. There are plenty of apartments and entertainment in the area.
6. Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville made top ten because of the diverse lifestyles offers. Here you can find both city life or quiet outdoor spaces. In addition, entertainment options are plentiful.
7. Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte is a growing favorite among young professionals. The city is home to the Bank of America corporate headquarters along with some other large companies.
8. Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston has earned its spot with its historic charm, excellent food scene, educated residents, and low unemployment rate. Some claim that Charleston has some of the most beautiful beaches nationwide.
Their local economy is flourishing which means that there are now lots of jobs available.
9. Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta has a deep history. The city is well known for their role in the Civil Rights movement and having abundant historical sites. There are also lots of parks and walking areas. Atlanta ranks high in the quality of life category.
10. Austin, Texas
Recently, Austin has been establishing itself as another tech capital in the US. Big companies like Google, Tesla, and others have moved into the city. This has created a plentiful job market for residents. It is also known for having a booming night-life.