A thoroughly unscientific study--glancing at the ads on a recent Craigslist--leads to the "Cheap to rent a big house in C'ville" conclusion. Scroll down to see examples.
To do your own research: 1. Go to Craigslist and check it out. 2. Then check out houses for sale via mortgage payment here. See what pops up for the equivalent to the rents on CL.
But mortgage payments aren't just the price of the house: don't forget interest, homeowners insurance, taxes, annual maintenance, HOA, and mortgage insurance (if downpayment is less than 20%) must be added to the mortgage payment.
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HOLLYMEAD (29N near shopping center, on way to Greene Cnty, DIA/NGIC)
GLENMORE (Rt. 250 E of City of C'ville, gated community, Keswick)
REDFIELDS (South of City; large County development S. of I-64)
And...you get the idea.
Purchase Calculators here.