US News and World Report, an outlet known for their ranking lists for cities and colleges, has ranked Youngstown, Ohio the second cheapest place to live in the country.

US News and World Report's profile for Youngstown also shows it as #62 in the nation's Best Places to Live and #21 in Best Places to Retire.

Youngstown has long seen some of the nation's most affordable prices, with home prices well below the national average and food, medical, and utility prices far lower than cities of a similar size according to US News.

Of Youngstown, US News says "this Rust Belt city is in the midst of a cultural and economic renaissance that combines rich historical tradition with the zeal of a new generation."

Among it's most appealing attractions, according to US News, are Mill Creek Park, the Butler Art Museum,  the DeYor Performing Arts Center and Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, and Stambaugh Auditorium. 

While US News's page for Youngstown does call the city "reflective of the steel industry's collapse in the 1970s," it also says that "The strong work ethic the region is known for is helping to make the revival happen."

The Rust Belt had an overall strong showing on this list, with Dayton and Toledo in Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ashland, Kentucky, Fort Wayne and South Bend in Indiana, The Quad Cities in Illinois and Iowa, and Peoria, Illinois all appearing on the list. The #1 slot is occupied by Hickory, North Carolina.