At first glance, moving to a location with the economic situation of Toledo may seem like a risky idea, with an average income per capita $10,000 below the national figure and almost a quarter of the population making under $15,000 per year. However, the cost of living here is also considerably lower than the national average, making such wages entirely livable. If you are intent on finding work, the industries that employ the greatest number of locals are sales, production and transportation. Children who accompany you will find a solid educational environment, with plenty of grade school options as well as higher education campuses like Davis College and the University of Toledo.

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If you like the feeling of living in a large, bustling city but the price tag that comes with that feeling is a bit too high, you might think about giving Toledo, Ohio a look. With a size of 84 square miles and over 280,000 citizens in its population, this is what you might call an affordable metropolis. For a budget range of the low to mid-$100,000s, you can get yourself into a classic American house with several bedrooms and bathrooms along with sizable yard space.

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