great american bargains
Finding an affordable town where you'd actually want to live is hard enough when you've got a partner. With only one income, no one to split the bills with, and none of the tax benefits that married couples enjoy, singles have it harder. The good news is, there are plenty of cool, cheap, up-and-coming towns and small cities waiting for you from the Southeast to the West Coast to the Rust Belt. None is perfect, but if you're romantically unattached and ready to take a chance, you can carve out a nice life for yourself in any of these places on the cheap.