Kiplinger says the Fort Wayne metropolitan area offers an “enviable combination of affordability and amenities. The cost of living is 13.7% below the US average, according to the publication's analysis. He says that affordable housing is the main driver of the comparatively low cost of living in the metropolitan area. The magazine says that Fort Wayne's cost of living is cheaper than all but one of the 150 most populous cities in the country, with a cost of living at 19.31 percent of the area's average household income.
You can see the full list here. Save my name, email and website in this browser for the next time I comment. WANE) Life in Fort Wayne is quite affordable, all things considered. (WFFT) — Niche has named Fort Wayne the city with the lowest cost of living in the United States.
General Motors, Lincoln Financial Group, Parkview Health System and Lutheran Health Network are among the top employment providers in Fort Wayne. According to the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University, 58 percent of the workforce in Fort Wayne lives less than 10 miles from their jobs, making it a convenient place to travel. Fort Wayne is home to the Komets (the local hockey team), the Mad Ants (the basketball team) and the TinCaps (the baseball team), among many local school and inter-college sports teams. Niche has rated Fort Wayne as the most affordable city to live in in the United States, in a recently published report.
The typical Fort Wayne resident spends just 24 percent of their monthly income on housing costs, 4 percent less than most mortgage experts suggest. Three minor league sports teams, 15 museums and art galleries, 86 public parks, a zoo, an orchestra, annual events such as the Johnny Appleseed Festival and the Three Rivers Festival, and the Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne offer residents a lot of things to do. Fort Wayne has employers such as General Motors, Vera Bradley, Nestle, numerous health systems and many different financial companies. Art lovers can visit the works of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the many local art galleries, a handful of small museums and numerous public works of art.