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.

It's all about the Sports
Pittsburgh is a wonderful place to raise a family - low cost of living, low crime(at least in the su...Post by:Nancy
more about Pittsburgh, PA

this is and will never be a melting pot
San Jose is roughly 50 per cent Vietnamese and other asian. Thanks to all those assembly jobs th...Post by:C.E.
more about San Jose, CA

things to know before moving here
My decision to move to Shasta County was an impulse that I regret more than any foolish thing I ever...Post by:Katie
more about Redding, CA

Housing
Struggling to find any affordable rentals here, or anywhere on the Central Coast really. My husband ...Post by:Nicole
more about Terminous, CA

Endless Summer
Perfect weather. Flowers start blooming in January. This is a Mediterreanean climate. Sure there ...Post by:Juna
more about Redway, CA