20. Biloxi, Mississippi
This Southern city along the Gulf of Mexico is filled with palm trees. From fresh seafood and white-sand beaches to history and a lively casino industry, Biloxi is filled with young professionals and families. A smaller city, Biloxi feels more like a suburb on the coast and is quite safe for residents.
19. Gary, Indiana
Although in Indiana, Gary is so close to Chicago that it’s easily accessible for commuters or remote workers with ties to the Midwest’s biggest city. While once known for crime, the city has seen a rebirth and businesses are making a return. By the way, Michael Jackson and Prince were both born in Gary!
18. Flint, Michigan
17. Toledo, Ohio
If Toledo is too big, consider the Cleveland suburb, also nestled along the banks of Lake Erie. You’ll have the best of Cleveland’s attractions and businesses in a small town that is more affordable and filled with charm.
15. Medina, Ohio