A creative soul needs the freedom to express itself, and the attached body needs a dwelling that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Creative employees—designers, writers, illustrators, videographers and their ilk—are passionate about their work, but their passion and flair don’t always translate to a large paycheck.
With just over 110 creative employees per 10,000 workers in the metro area, and boasting the lowest cost of living in the top 10, Savannah, Georgia, topped the list. The most popular creative job in that city is actor.
Here are the top 10:
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Are you the creative type, looking for an affordable place to get your hands dirty—or ink-smudged or paint-covered? Here are job openings in five of the top 10 metro areas on the list: