Conway was recently named by Kiplinger as the No. 8 most affordable city in the United States.
Kiplinger ranked the most affordable cities by reviewing data from the Council for Community and Economic Research on living expenses, paired with its own research based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ultimately, Kiplinger sorted through nearly 100,000 prices on dozens of items in cities across America.
Conway was the only Arkansas city ranked in the top 25, which included peer cities such as Harlingen, Texas; McAllen, Texas; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; Aiken, South Carolina; Knoxville, Tennessee; Des Moines, Iowa; and South Bend, Indiana.
Conway enjoyed one of the highest median home values on the list with housing-related costs that run 27% below the national average, according to Kiplinger.
“Groceries, transportation, and healthcare costs are also comparatively modest,” the report said.