Rental search site Rent.com has identified 10 metro areas it says are "wonderful places to create a fun and affordable lifestyle" for those just tying the knot. Six are in the South, including three in Texas; two are in the Midwest; and two are in the West. No metro in the Northeast made the list.
The site chose the metros based on availability of rental inventory, cost of living, annual average wages and unemployment rates. After choosing the top 25 markets by rental availability, the site compared the remaining three factors for the metro to national averages, giving unemployment double weight. The 10 resulting metros are not ranked in any particular order.