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Top 7 Affordable Music Cities

Dec 4 2015

America is chock-full of great music cities, from the Cuban-infused rhythms of Miami to the sweet sounds of Frank Sinatra’s odes to New York City. But those same cities might not be affordable places to live for the average music fan.

Using statistics from FHFA,, and Zillow, The Home Story has found seven cities that mix affordable home prices and reasonable rents with lively music scenes. 

  1. Detroit, MI

 Median Sales Price of a Single-Family Home: $38,100 (Aug. 31, 2015)

Five-Year House Price Appreciation Rate: 7.4 percent

Average Rent (per month): $749

Famous Local Musicians: Eminem, Bob Seger, The Four Tops, The Spinners

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