If you’ve already broken your “New Year, New Me” resolution by ordering pizza and skipping the gym (guilty as charged), it’s not too late to make a change in your life for 2017. If you’re on the job hunt and considering making a move, you’re in luck, because Trulia helped us out with all of the places you should be sending your resume this year. Housing website Trulia just released their ranking of American cities on a variety of criteria, such as growth potential, a good job market, low vacancy, and the ever important factor – affordability. If you’re looking to save some cash on rent while ensuring job stability in a booming area, these ten cities might just have what you’re looking for. Without any additional delays, below are the ten cities you should start looking at for your next big move.
10. North Port – Sarasota – Bradenton, FL
9. Phoenix, AZ
8. San Antonio, TX
7. Charleston, SC
6. Colorado Springs, CO
5. Tampa, FL
4. Grand Rapids, MI
3. Deltona – Daytona Beach – Ormond Beach, FL
2. Cape Coral – Fort Meyers, FL
1. Jacksonville, FL
Unlike other lists based primarily on affordability alone, these are cities you might actually enjoy, unlike Cleveland-Akron and Detroit (my apologies if you live there). Coming from someone who just spent Christmas at a toasty 80 degree Florida resort, I can totally get behind this trend of moving as far south as humanly possible. Warm weather, beach access, and low cost of living apparently make up the perfect combination for the ideal city, and honestly, I can’t say I disagree. If you’re not already in the South, it may be worth packing up your winter coats and using that tax refund on some movers, because live down here is pretty damn good. .
[via Town & Country]