Bright Lights, Big City: 11 Factors To Consider When Making The City Your Home

August 14, 2013  |  

Thinking about living in a major metropolitan city like New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. or Philadelphia? There are some major factors in price, accessibility and expense costs that differ compared to living in the suburbs or country.

Although more African-Americans are moving to the suburban South, according to a 2010 U.S. Census report, there are many perks and pitfalls to moving to the city. In a report from MSN Real Estate, for lower and middle income households (between $20,000 to $50,000 annually), the city life could be just as affordable as living in the suburbs. Here are a few financial and economical factors to consider when searching for a home in the big city.

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