10 Most Affordable Gay-friendly Neighborhoods – Did Yours Make The List?

If you’re thinking about relocating or moving, factors such as cost-of-living can be a deal breaker. Some of us want to be fabulous and grab the hottest apartment decked out with stainless steal appliances, hard wood floors and optimum view of downtown buildings from our high-rise balcony. But we can afford luxury, right?

Trulia, real estate web site, identified zip codes with the heaviest concentrations of gay men and women by examining Census Bureau statistics. CNN Money has put together a guide to real estate costs in ten of the gayest cities in America in both the most popular LGBT neighborhoods and some up and coming alternatives across town. Check out 5 affordable neighborhoods in top gay-friendly cities-

San Francisco
Most popular neighborhood among same-sex male couples: Castro, San Francisco ($671 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Brisbane, Calif. ($311 per square foot).

Most popular neighborhood among same-sex female couples: Castro, San Francisco ($671 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Redwood Heights, Oakland ($230 per square foot).

Chicago
Most popular among same-sex male and female couples: Edgewater, Chicago ($131 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Rogers Park, Chicago ($95 per square foot).

Dallas
Most popular among same-sex male couples: Oak Lawn, Dallas ($160 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Northwest Dallas ($92 per square foot).

Most popular among same-sex female couples: Lake Highlands, Dallas ($128 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Also Lake Highlands.

Atlanta
Most popular among same-sex male couples: Morningside/Lenox Park/Piedmont Heights, Atlanta ($129 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Grant Park, Atlanta ($104 per square foot).

Most popular among same-sex female couples: Avondale Estates, Ga. ($96 per square foot). Affordable alternative: Also Avondale Estates, Ga.

Philadelphia
Most popular among same-sex male couples: Washington Square West, Philadelphia ($341 per square foot ). Affordable alternative: Center City, Philadelphia ($160 per square foot).

Most popular among same-sex female couples: Mount Airy, Philadelphia ($120 per square foot). Most affordable alternative: Also Mount Airy, Philadelphia.

Read more at CNN Money to find out the other 5 cities. 

Have you ever thought about living in these places? Did your city make the list? Share your thoughts on the list below.

  • It’s Cost Me A Lot, But There’s One Thing That I’ve Got…

    I will go visit atlanta, but I am a Carolina Boy all the way. So I am happy its low key here.

  • Jei

    I’ve been to a few of the geighborhoods of Dallas and they are nice, especially Loryland. I could see myself living there. Unfortunately, my city doesn’t have a blip on the spectrum of homo dwellings :(