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Here Are The 10 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In Virginia

Finding the “best” place to live for you and your family has many factors – some are  personal, some are geographic and, of course, some are financial. The financial aspects can include anything from employment to where you can have the highest quality of life given your budget.

Area Vibes is an organization that looks at states, cities and neighborhoods across the country. Using a special algorithm, they analyze the area’s access to amenities, overall cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Each area is then assigned a “livability” score based on the final outcome.

To determine the most affordable, yet most “livable” cities and towns in Virginia, we’ve looked at Area Vibe’s Top 100 Virginia cities, as ranked by their livability scores, and found the 10 cities and towns on the list that offer a “cost of living” score of A or A+.

Cost of living scores are determined by analyzing government survey data that evaluates the following:

  • Good and services
  • Groceries
  • Health care
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Utilities

So how did Virginia measure up? Well, here’s what we found…

(NOTE: The city’s overall “livability” ranking out of Virginia’s Top 100 is included next to the name)

So what do YOU think of the numbers? Do you live in one of these cities, towns or communities? We would love to hear about what goes into your decision to live somewhere. Please let us know in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.