Quoting Hoot.:" Is the cheapest City to live in.. with the most jobs, with lots of stuff to do? We're looking into moving but need jobs, with things to do, that wont cost a kidney. Thanks!"
I live in Huntsville, Alabama. The cost of living is cheaper than bigger cities. But the economy here has not declined as it has in a lot of places. This is due to the Redstone Arsenal (Army Base) and all of the contractors they hire.
Not so sure on the has a lot to do scale. It just depends on what you like to do. But we have lots of entertainment here and definitely lots of outdoor activities. I love it here. We were in Ohio for a few years and finally made it back down here with family!