Report: Council Bluffs ranked as 31st most affordable suburb in US
Council Bluffs was recognized as one of the nation’s 50 most affordable suburbs by a national real estate blog.
Movoto Real Estate, of San Mateo, Calif., ranked each city by low cost of living, which factored costs for houses, food, utilities and property and state income taxes. Council Bluffs came in 31st place, and it was joined by other adjoining cities to Omaha.
Mayor Tom Hanafan said the showing was indicative of a bolstering metro area. Council Bluffs – the only Iowa city listed – fell 10 spots behind Bellevue, Neb., which was tied at 21st with La Vergne, Tenn. Papillion, Neb., ranked 33rd.
“Obviously that’s good news for the Metro to have that many cities mentioned,” Hanafan said. “I think it says that people are trying to make it a better community.” . . .