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15 cities in the US with the cleanest air, and how much houses cost there

15 cities in the US with the cleanest air, and how much houses cost there
  • Business Insider has compiled the top 15 US cities with the cleanest air based on IQAir data.

  • BI cross-referenced the data with house price data to identify places that are both cheap at clean.

  • Cities in Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado were among the least polluted.

If you are looking to move to a new city in 2024, especially if you are leaving a dense urban environment, you may be longer for nature and cleaner air.

Swiss company IQAir recently released its annual air quality report, ranking the most and least polluted countries and cities in the world.

IQAir, which sells air-purification products, used ground-level air monitoring stations to analyze small-particle pollution known as PM2.5, which has been linked to heart and lung issues.

Business Insider compiled the 15 least polluted cities in the US that were listed as having the lowest PM2.5 levels in 2023.

BI also included data on how much it would cost to buy a property there, taken from realtor.com. Some are relatively cheap, with median prices at, or slightly below, the US average of $384,500.

Only cities with populations over 50,000 were included in this ranking.

Hilo, Hawaii — $589K

Hilo, Hawaii
A residential area in Hilo, Hawaii.George Rose/Getty Images

Population: 50,006.

Average home price: $589,000.

Santa Fe, New Mexico — $588K

Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Population: 90,292.

Average home price: $588,000.

Anchorage, Alaska — $400K

Anchorage Alaska
Buildings in Anchorage, Alaska.Blue Poppy/Getty Images

Population: 283,424.

Average home price: $399,500.

Prescott Valley, Arizona — $450K

Prescott, Arizona
Aerial view of town court house and Main Street of Prescott, Arizona.Joe Sohm/Getty Images

Population: 51,186.

Average home price: $450,000.

Saint George, Utah — $556K

A cyclist in Saint George, Utah
A cyclist in Saint George, Utah.Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Population: 109,006.

Average home price: $556,438.

Flagstaff, Arizona — $692K

Guor Marial runs along a street in Flagstaff, Arizona
Guor Marial runs along a street in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2012.Darryl Webb/Getty Images

Population: 74,724.

Average home price: $692,450.

North Las Vegas, Nevada — $417K

A residential neghbourhood in North Las Vegas, Nevada
A residential neghbourhood in North Las Vegas, Nevada.JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images

Population: 299,895.

Average home price: $417,444.

Peoria, Arizona — $520K

Peoria Sports Complex
An aerial view of the Peoria Sports Complex in Arizona.Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Population: 203,771.

Average home price: $519,950.

Tucson, Arizona — $359K

Tucson, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona.Danny Lehman/Getty Images

Population: 550,472

Average home price: $358,795.

Mesquite, Nevada — $375K

Mesquite, Nevada
Gold Butte National Monument near Mesquite, Nevada.George Frey/Getty Images

Population: 146,132.

Average home price: $374,500.

West Palm Beach, Florida — $459K

West Palm Beach FL USA
West Palm Beach.felixmizioznikov/Getty Images

Population: 124,372.

Average home price: $459,000.

Grand Junction, Colorado — $388K

The Mesa County Court House in Grand Junction
The Mesa County Court House in Grand Junction.Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Population: 70,383.

Average home price: $388,000.

Scottsdale, Arizona — $359K

A suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona.
A suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona.Getty Images

Population: 244,234.

Average home price: $359,000.

Henderson, Nevada — $535K

Henderson, Nevada
A gated community in Henderson, Nevada.George Rose/Getty Images

Population: 343,791.

Average home price: $534,500.

Parker, Colorado — $725K

The Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado
The Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Population: 63,566.

Average home price: $725,000.

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