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In the current market, many millennials have given up on the prospect of buying their own home. With surging housing prices in major cities, it definitely makes sense. The San Francisco median price tag of $1.4 million or the Manhattan average of $1.18 million is daunting for anybody who isn't at the top of their game in a lucrative field or hasn't saved up for years.

However, there are a few locations around the country where the cost of living, average income, and home prices seem to match up. Thanks to Thrillist and the Housing Affordability Index, we were able to determine a few up and coming cities where you can fairly easily set down some roots. Click ahead to see where you should make your next move.