Although everyone would prefer to pay a little less for their homes and get the most bang for their buck, the general consensus is that cheaper places to live tend to be further away from jobs, culture and community.
Historic Fort Griffin near Albany, TX. Courtesy of Flickr (photographer unknown). The town of Fort Griffin, near the fort, was a very wild place in the late 1800s. Almost nothing left now, but still one of my favorite places to visit.