The Pennsylvania capital, located 1.5 hours east of Philadelphia by car, boasts a cost of living that’s nearly 19% lower than the U.S. average, making it an ideal rental market for the budget-conscious. Its shift from manufacturing into tech and science-related industries has attracted a cadre of young professionals in recent years. A mere 18.8% of its renters pay more than 50% of household income for rent and utilities.
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