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West Tennessee town is named most affordable in country

By Justin Hanson - bio | email

MUNFORD, TN (WMC-TV) - A west Tennessee town is in the national spotlight after being named one of the most affordable suburbs in the country.

Locals know Munford, Tennessee as "my kind of town," and now, the growing city is getting national recognition.

"We're honored but not totally surprised," Munford's Mayor Dwayne Cole said.

BusinessWeek magazine recently named Munford the fourth most affordable suburb in the country.  The high ranking comes in part because of the city's population, climate, good schools, and low crime.

"You can go to church with your neighbors, you know your neighbors, play ball at the ball parks and it's a tremendous place to live," Cole said.

Jason Whitt just opened a music studio downtown.

"When we moved to Munford, we felt there was something special about this town and that's true...we've been here about 8 years now," Whitt said.

Whitt added he wouldn't live or work anywhere else. 
 
"Our property taxes were almost half of what we were paying...our square footage was almost doubled for the same amount of money we paid in the house we were in," he said.

In fact, Whitt's clientele has nearly quadrupled in a month!  He believes shopping locally keeps prices low.

"Everything is so close by, and the prices seem to be cheaper than average for the area," he said.

And as Munford basks in the national spotlight, much of America now realizes its one of the best places to get the most bang for your buck!

To read the complete BusinessWeek article, click here

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