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Small town living isn't for everyone - trust me, I've tried it! - but according to a story did in 2021, there are 10 small towns in the United States that are affordable and are places where you'd actually want to live.  I'm not slamming small towns, that is actually what they called their top 10 list.  Wouldn't you know it, we are so nice in Minnesota, we've got a small town in Southern Minnesota that ended up in the top spot on the list.

Huge congrats to New Ulm, Minnesota!  You can see why they were picked as #1 and the others on the list below.  (Iowa and Illinois, you deserve a high-five as well because I'm seeing your states on the list too!)

Top 10 Small Towns in the United States That You Actually Want To Live In has just announced its favorite picks for the top small towns in the United States. They might be small but according to them, these are not only affordable but places you'd actually want to live.

According to, the larger cities are seeing people leaving for a smaller community for a variety of reasons.  If you have taken a glimpse at home prices in Rochester lately, you already know that you are going to have a really tough time finding a home that is under $150,000.  Affordable homes are a huge reason for people leaving the bigger cities but now that the pandemic has hit, people are wanting safer communities and places where they can enjoy more of the outdoors.

If you are thinking of making a move but want to stay in the midwest, there are 100 spots that have been picked as the best in the midwest.  Keep scrolling and you'll see that list below.

The 100 Best Places to Live in the Midwest

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