Looking for a place to explore your creativity while saving a few bucks? You don’t have to leave the state of Georgia to find it, according to a new report.
Thrillist recently released a list of the most affordable American cities for creatives. To determine the round-up, its experts canvassed the country for areas that have thriving artistic communities, food and music scenes and a strong affordability factor. The researchers specifically took a look at the median price for a one-bedroom rental using data from Apartment List’s Rentonomics tool.
“These are places where you can actually make it, the ‘it’ being whatever you dream up,” the publication wrote.
Savannah made the cut thanks to its “artsy vibe” and low rental prices. The median for a one-bedroom is $894, and it has 22 historic squares, including the Savannah College of Art and Design and nearby Tybee Island. The team also noted the city is working to expand its bike-sharing system.
“Nothing says southern charm like Savannah,” the authors said. “If you can handle the heat, humidity and pests common in the south, you’ll be rewarded by the city’s rich history.”
A few other southern cities were highlighted. New Orleans, Nashville, Tennessee, Asheville, North Carolina, Richmond, Virginia, Kansas City, Kansas, and Louisville, Kentucky, were all praised for its affordability and artistic communities.
Want to know what other locations made the list? Take a look at the full assessment here.