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The city was ranked among the 10 best places to live by U.S. News in recent years, and for good reason. Auburn University, one of the largest schools in the southeast, is located here, and keeps the local economy supplied with a steady flow of not only students, but also sports fans who come from far and wide to view events at the school's stadium. The university itself is Auburn, Alabama's largest employer, which currently claims over 8,500 individuals as employees. There is also a sizable business field for high-tech parts manufacturing as well as research firms that exist thanks to the interest in these subjects that the school creates. There are also plenty of job opportunities at the nearby Kia Motors and Hyundai manufacturing plants.



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Auburn, Alabama has an interesting mixture of homes for sale. Because it is indeed a college town, there are many affordable options on the market, some of the older homes costing even lower than $100,000. Many such opportunities come in the form of apartments or condos. However, because this area is also so popular and desirable, it has several larger homes which cost far more, some even upwards of $500,000. These are more modern buildings with much more space for a growing family.
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