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March 26, 2019

NOLA a “Best American City for Creatives (That You Can Actually Afford to Live In)”

New Orleans has been named by Thrillist as one of 18 “Best American Cities for Creatives (That You Can Actually Afford to Live In).

Says Thrillist: The Big Easy just breathes stimulation. Walking through the French Quarter you could imagine yourself the next crafter of a character like Ignatius Reilly or Stanley Kowalski…There is some kind of festival in town nearly every weekend and the weather never really fully cools off, so your chances for uninhibited, year-round imagination are legion…Rent is cheap, and the renaissance of New Orleans is in full swing. If you can survive all of the temptation, you’ll probably have some pretty damn good stories to tell.”

The Top American Cities for Creatives (That You Can Actually Afford to Live In) are:

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Asheville, NC
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bend, OR
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Louisville, KY
  • Madison, WI
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Providence, RI
  • Richmond, VA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Juan, PR
  • Savannah, GA

Thrillist’s methodology included “the full livability spectrum: artistic communities; a good dose of nature; a food, beer, or music scene, or all of the above; and, a level of affordability that actually allows you to partake therein.”

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