How nice…Forbes magazine has realized what Cincinnatians have known all along.  We live in a bargain city. Cincinnati was recently ranked in the top five of America's best bargain cities by Forbes, tied with Indianapolis. 

To determine which U.S. cities are the best bargains, Forbes looked at the country's 50 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas and metropolitan divisions. 

They assigned points to metro regions across four data sets: Average salary for workers with a bachelor's degree or higher (we were ranked 33rd of 50), annual unemployment statistics (23 of 50),; cost of living (9 of 50), and the Housing Opportunity Index (7 of 50), from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo, which measures the amount of homes sold in a given area that would be affordable to a family earning the local median income based on standard mortgage underwriting criteria.

Other top cities included Austin, Phoenix,  Washington D.C., and Ft. Worth.