Top 97 Opportunity Cities For 2014

I'm excited to shine a new light on this group of cities. Many of these places have been cast as dinosaurs slowly decaying, on their way to extinction, but they still have much to offer to the right people. Other places are doing pretty well, but often don't receive the attention they deserve.

The idea of "Opportunity Cities" hit me as I was visiting some of the places on this list. These cities have been battling serious issues like crime and unemployment, often for decades. With a tenuous economic situation, there has been a shortage of tax revenue for city services like education, water, parks, museums, health care, fire and police departments.

Not Just a "Flyover" City
We've lived in downtown Omaha for almost 8 years. We walk to a beautiful concert hall, a performing...Post by:Ellen
more about Omaha, NE

42 Year Resident
Please do not listen to the real estate agents posting here. This city is so diluted with commer...Post by:Robert
more about Phoenix, AZ

breathtaking architect designed....
Rochester, NY and esp. the east side suburbs, have some of the most beautiful architectural design, ...Post by:Sandra
more about Rochester, NY

Toledo "jobs"
Toledo is a very good place to live if your in the health care. Yes Toledo is a Medical City meaning...Post by:AJ
more about Toledo, OH

transportation/location
I enjoy Montville because of its location. It is convenient to all shopping (within 1/2 hour) ...Post by:Beverlee
more about Montville Township, NJ