Hickory, NC Named The #1 Most Beautiful and Affordable Place To Live in America


Travel and Leisure has just unveiled their latest rankings, and guess what? Hickory, North Carolina takes the crown as the most stunning and budget-friendly place to call home in America! Greenville, South Carolina and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina have also secured spots in the coveted top ten.

Considering affordability, natural beauty, and overall quality of life, these rankings offer a comprehensive perspective for those dreaming of a fresh start in a new locale.

In describing the nation’s top city, Travel and Leisure notes:

“Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hickory is a family-friendly destination known for its ample hiking trails and Southern charm. Currently ranked as the cheapest place to live in the U.S., Hickory has a median home price of $161,000. This affordable neighbor to the east of¬†Asheville and north of Charlotte is popular with retirees, but it’s also becoming more attractive to young families; a steady stream of residents has been flocking here for its newfound fame as a technological hub for Google and Apple.”

The top 10 list includes:

  1. Hickory, NC
  2. Grand Rapids, MI
  3. Greenville, SC
  4. Louisville, KY
  5. Knoxville, TN
  6. St. Louis, MI
  7. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  8. Raleigh-Durham, NC
  9. South Bend, IN
  10. Pittsburgh, PA

Do you agree with the list?