Best Cities to Wait Out the Recession

GOOD compiles a subjective list of the best cities to live a decent life cheaply while you wait for the jobs to reappear. Austin tops the list of "artsy, cheap, liberal oases."

GOOD proposes their picks for cities that "strike a delicate balance of having a low cost of living, ways to make money, and a youth-friendly vibe." New York and San Francisco are obviously not featured.

GOOD breaks the cities down into 4 categories:

"easy on the wallet alternatives near huge cities" (Oakland, CA as an example);

"artsy, cheap, liberal oases" (Austin, and Omaha?)

"ultra-cheap industrial towns in need of TLC" (Newark, for example)

and "young cities with low unemployment rates" (Madison, WI)

Full Story: The GOOD Guide to Hustlin': The Best Cities for the Young and Broke

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