Moving companies will likely be busy in the 10 best value cities recently named by Kiplinger's.
Omaha, Nebraska, home to Warren Buffet, claimed the top spot on Kiplinger's list. The Missouri River town has an unemployment rate of 4.6 percent and a median household income of $53,457, while Kiplinger's reports a newly-constructed four-bedroom home in the near-west Omaha suburbs lists for about $275,000. A revitalized downtown boasts restaurants and retail stores, and indie record label Saddle Creek contributes to a thriving music scene.
Forbes recently named Omaha one of the best cities for young professionals, and it made the top 10 on RelocateAmerica's recent best places to live list.
Iowa, Nebraska's neighbor the east, is home to the number nine city on Kiplinger's rankings, Cedar Rapids. Like Omaha, Cedar Rapids has a low unemployment rate and a strong economy, driven by about 30 Fortune 500 companies in the metro area.
The Midwest is also represented in the top 10 by Wichita, Kansas (8), and Cincinnati, Ohio (10).
High-value cities are concentrated in the Tennessee Valley, according to Kiplinger's. Two Tennessee cities, Nashville (3) and Knoxville (5), are high on the rankings, followed by Lexington, Kentucky (6), and Little Rock, Arkansas (7). Charlotte, North Carolina (2), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (4), round out the list.