Sunday, November 12, 2006

Twenty-five Most Affordable College Towns (and The 25 Most Expensive)

Tying in with the ten most affordable places to live in America is the twenty-five most affordable college football towns.

Many retirees choose to live in college towns because of all the activities which can be found in a relative small town. Just think about all the plays, speakers, shows, and events goes on at a Oklahoma, Texas Tech, or Notre Dame.

A similar trend can be seen in both. Places in the Midwest and old South have a lower cost of living than places along the coast.

Most affordable college football towns
Here's the best bargains for big-time college sports and affordable housing.
School Town Avg. price
Tulsa Tulsa, OK $148,575
Southern Miss. Hattiesburg, MS $151,225
Ball State Muncie, IN $151,238
TCU Ft. Worth, TX $151,250
Louisiana-Monroe Monroe, LA $153,271
Houston Houston, TX $155,304
Rice Houston, TX $155,304
Texas Tech Lubbock, TX $158,225
Utah State Logan, UT $168,612
Arkansas State Jonesboro, AR $170,575
Toledo Toledo, OH $173,700
Marshall Huntington, WV $177,750
Baylor Waco, TX $179,475
Notre Dame South Bend, IN $181,066
Clemson Clemson, SC $181,789
Tennessee Knoxville, TN $184,933
Oklahoma Norman, OK $186,249
North Texas Denton, TX $191,450
South Carolina Columbia, SC $191,666
Akron Akron, OH $192,500
Memphis Memphis, TN $193,875
Central Michigan Mt. Pleasant, MI $198,000
Syracuse Syracuse, NY $198,293
Mississippi State Starkville, MS $201,333
Texas A&M College Station, TX $201,775

Most expensive college football towns
Here's where you'll pay the most to live in a big-time college sports town.
School Town Avg. price
Stanford Palo Alto, CA $1,652,042
UCLA Los Angeles, CA $1,565,099
USC Los Angeles, CA $1,565,099
San Jose State San Jose, CA $1,410,662
California Berkeley,CA $1,275,500
Hawaii Honolulu, HI $858,750
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA $749,875
Northwestern Evanston, IL $715,125
Miami Miami, FL $690,855
Florida Intl. Miami, FL $690,855
San Diego State San Diego, CA $642,250
Florida Atlantic Boca Raton, FL $623,750
Navy Annapolis, MD $600,750
Colorado Boulder, CO $536,000
Temple Philadelphia, PA $518,700
Washington Seattle, WS $514,666
Fresno State Fresno, CA $440,000
Nevada Reno, NV $436,750
Maryland College Park, MD $431,250
Minnesota Minneapolis, MN $421,433
Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ $413,760
Army West Point, NY $400,000
South Florida Tampa, FL $393,750
UCF Orlando, FL $383,300
Arizona State Tempe, AZ $373,250

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