This means you can find and afford to rent or buy a place to call home at any stage of your life. There are ample options, ranging from trendy downtown lofts to lakeside and small-town living across the region.
As an adult, your most significant expense will most likely be housing. The average household dedicates 33.1 percent of its budget to housing costs. Compare what you would pay staying close to home to other states throughout the nation by exploring the chart here.
The average American renter pays $1,326 a month. For those looking to move, prices are even higher. The average asking rent is now $1,900, with single-family houses averaging $2,018 a month, while a typical apartment costs $1,659.
By comparison, the average rent in Fort Wayne is $960, according to RentCafe.