5 Cool American cities to live in.

  1. Miami, Florida  430,000   5,564,000

 

Nice urban districts – Wynwood, Allapatah

The median home value in Miami is $290,800. Miami home values have gone up 5.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -1.4% within the next year.

Nice suburbs -Miami Beach, Miramar, North Miami Gardens,  North Miami Beach,Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Lauderhill, Weston (Broward County is fastest growing county for Blacks)Kendall

Upper Class Places – Miami Beach $416,000, Palm Beach,

Ghettos – Overtown, Liberty City

Interesting facts – 1. Second most visited international city. 2. Home to more international companies than any other city in America. 3. Biggest cruise port. 4. Miami Beach is second most densely populated area in America after Manhattan. 5. More Black people are moving to Broward County than any other county. 6. Florida has second highest amount of Black owned Businesses and the highest earnings out of all States.251,216

Negative things about Miami – 1. Highest unemployment rate, 2. Worst drivers in America 3. Highest insurance rates.4. Highest AIDS rate 5. Low salary 6. Highest percentage of people renting

Universities in Miami- University of Florida Miami  $44,000, Florida International University   6,700 In state out of state 18,000

How much money you need to live here -Income needed: $77,057

  • 50 percent for necessities: $38,529
  • 30 percent for discretionary spending: $23,117
  • 20 percent for savings: $15,411

2.. New York, New York   8.6 million metro 24 million

Nice urban districts – Cambria Heights, Queens; Sugar Hill, Harlem; Western Nassau County

The median home value in New York is $614,500. New York home values have gone up 8.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year.

Wealthiest-Westchester County-Scarsdale,The Hamptons,Fairfield County

Nice areas and suburbs –  Hempstead, Uniondale, Valley Stream, Southeast Queens

Ghettos – Brownsville, East New York, Bronx, Parts of Harlem,

Universities in New York City- Columbia University, Fordham University, New York University

How much money you need to live here – $87,446

  • 50 percent for necessities: $43,723
  • 30 percent for discretionary spending: $26,234
  • 20 percent for savings: $17,489

3. Washington, D.C  660,000   6,000,000

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Nice urban districts – Shaw, Columbia Heights

The median home value in Washington is $500,200. Washington home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.6% within the next year

Wealthiest suburbs-Loudon County,Tavilah,Potomac,Bethesda

Nice suburbs – Prince George County, Silver Springs, Maryland, Arlington, Virginia, Alexandria, Woodbridge, Dale City, Fairfax County,

Ghettos – Anacostia (Southeast D.C)

Universities- Georgetown University, Howard University, American University,

How much money you need to live here -$83,104

  • 50 percent for necessities: $41,552
  • 30 percent for discretionary spending: $24,931
  • 20 percent for savings: $16,621

 

4.  Houston  2.1 million  Metro 6,977,000

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Nice urban districts – Riverside

The median home value in Houston is $144,900. Houston home values have gone up 6.8% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.1% within the next year.

Nice suburbs – Missouri City, The Woodlands

Ghettos – 3rd Ward

 

Universities in Houston – Rice University   , University of Houston

How much money you need to live here – $60,795

  • 50 percent for necessities: $30,397
  • 30 percent for discretionary spending: $18,238
  • 20 percent for savings: $12,159

5. Atlanta, Georgia  447,000 metro 5,522,000

Nice urban districts – Buckhead,

The median home value in Atlanta is $182,700. Atlanta home values have gone up 9.1% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 5.9% within the next year.

Nice suburbs – Vinings, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody,Stockbridge, Marietta,

Ghettos – SWAT, Decatur, College Park

Universities in Atlanta – Emory University, Georgia Tech University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University

Interesting facts -1. State with with the highest number and Percentage Black owned Businesses. 256,848

Negative things -Longest average commute.

Income needed: $60,285

  • 50 percent for necessities: $30,143
  • 30 percent for discretionary spending: $18,086
  • 20 percent for savings: $12,057
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