Trip Advisor has put out its list of the top 25 travel destinations in the US and, while looking through the list, I realized maybe the reason they’re such popular places to visit is because the average family can’t actually afford to live in them. Now when I say ‘average family’ I mean the average family size of 3.14 people per household according to the 201o census. When I refer to an average home, I’m also going off the 2010 census evaluation of a single family residence being an average of 2,392 square feet. Many of us live in a lot less space with a lot more people, while others live in a lot more space with fewer people, but for the sake of this article we’re going with census averages. Okay? Okay.
So what might it cost to live downtown in some of the most popular tourist and travel destinations in the United States in a 2,500 square foot single family residence? Here’s a look at the top ten.
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