CLEVELAND — While many fans don’t have high hopes for the Cavaliers this season, they may find solace in the fact that the Cleveland team did make the national list of best basketball cities to live in.
Apartment Guide, a website dedicated to providing information for those looking for apartments and condos, conducted a study that ranked the best NBA basketball cities to live in. The study based its numbers on city affordability, team success, convenience and fandom.
The Cavs made the top 10 list, ranked No. 7. The study showed the average price for two tickets, two beers, two hot dogs and parking is $277.04. It also lists the average rent for a one-bedroom in the city at $1,256.27.
While prices are still being recorded as inflated from that seemingly distant time when LeBron James was a member of the Cavs, the study shows that the Cleveland’s other costs offset ticket pricing.
Cleveland was also ranked No. 7 on the list for best fandoms, falling behind the Lakers, Bulls, Warriors, Celtics, Heat and Rockets.
With ticket pricing becoming more and more affordable, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Cleveland makes its way higher up the list, given fans remain loyal while the young team attempts to learn and grow this season.
Here's how Cleveland fared compared to the rest of the top 10:
- Oklahoma City—Thunder
- San Antonio—Spurs
- Salt Lake CIty—Jazz
To see the full rankings for every NBA city, click here.