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April 17, 2017

Top 5 Cities for Techies

If you work in the tech industry, you already know about the hottest spots for tech workers – San Francisco and New York City. These cities are regularly featured as top destinations for techies, but if you want to avoid a high cost of living and the big city lifestyle, there are still options galore. Indeed, over the past two decades, cities and metro areas across the country have branded themselves as “Silicon X” (or in the case of Philadelphia – Philicon Valley).

Whether you’re a recent grad or just tired of spending most of your salary on rent each month, check out these awesome destinations for tech workers.

Las Vegas, Nevada

No longer just a hub [...]

 
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March 28, 2017

5 Cities to Write Home About

If you want to be an actor, you move to Los Angeles. If you want to be a banker, you move to New York. If you want to be a writer, where do you go? Whether you’re a copywriter, journalist, or creative writer, there’s a city for you. Check out these five cities for writers that are great, from Aesop to Zola.

1. Detroit, Michigan

Although it may not seem like an obvious choice, it had to be on our cities for writers list since Detroit’s artists have taken it upon themselves to revitalize the city. One of the most notable efforts is Write A House, which refurbishes abandoned houses in the city and gives them to writers for free. Writers can apply for the program each year and [...]

 
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March 23, 2017

5 Studious Cities for College Professors

For many professors, teaching college is the realization of a lifelong goal. Days filled with reading, researching, and sharing that knowledge with thirsty minds is the dream of the most studious among us. Many professors arrive at their school chasing a number of things – research, grants, or funding. But for those with the luxury to choose where they live and teach, several cities offer a plethora of benefits for college professors.

While many college towns host schools with great work environments, larger metros offer increased school choice and therefore more competitive salaries, not to mention additional big city amenities. Here are five cities college professors would [...]

 
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March 21, 2017

5 Funky Cities for Artists

Artists thrive on their surroundings, which is why location is key for creatives. If art is your life, moving to a city with a vibrant art scene can certainly help you hone your craft. While big cities like New York and San Francisco offer world-class art communities, those also come with a steep cost of living. Check out these five cities that offer not just great perks for artists, but a low cost of living as well.

1. New Bedford, Massachusetts

Originally one of the whaling capitals of the world, New Bedford has traded in its heating oil for oil paints. With museums and art galleries cropping up all over the place, the art scene has flourished over the past decade, making [...]

 
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February 28, 2017

5 FANtastic Cities for Sports Fanatics

For the most diehard sports fans, cheering on your team live is the best way to go. Instead of fighting to make sure your game is on the TV at a crowded bar, you prefer to grab a beer, peanuts, and watch the game unfold right in front of you. So if you love the feeling of plastic bleachers on your butt and the roar of the crowd in your ears, one of these five cities might be calling you home.

1. Atlanta, Georgia

Sure, now might not seem like the best time to start cheering for Atlanta sports teams. But even if the city can’t seem to bring home a Super Bowl trophy, its fans have a myriad of other teams to cheer for with pro teams in just about every sport– the only [...]

 
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February 21, 2017

13 Home Add-Ons For Dog Lovers

Dog owners express their love for their animals in many ways. Some shower them in snuggles, while others provide an endless stream of new toys and balls. Some dog owners love their dogs so much they can’t help themselves from adopting more. Needless to say, for dog-crazy homeowners, adapting a home to fit your canine lifestyle may not be such a bad idea. Check out these home add-ons for dog lovers that’ll get some tails wagging.

1. Dog Window In Your Fence

If you over-empathize with your dog like I do, then you feel bad about the tiniest thing, like the fact that your pupper can only smell and hear the world passing by from behind their fence. If you’re [...]

 
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February 17, 2017

5 Cities to Avoid Natural Disasters

From tornadoes to earthquakes, from floods to blizzards – almost nowhere in North America is safe from the blight of natural disasters. That being said, if you’re tired of boarding up windows, or hunkering down in a storm shelter, it may be time to consider your options in another part of the country. Check out these five cities that have been out of the path of most major disasters, while still boasting great amenities.

1. Corvallis, Oregon

Situated in the center of the picturesque Willamette Valley, Corvallis offers boundless access to the outdoors and world-class wineries just 90 minutes outside the Portland metro area. The valley, along with its location on the [...]

 
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January 31, 2017

5 Friendly Cities For Young Families

One of the biggest transitions in life is going from being a young couple to being a young family. Often, change begets change and many young families find that their lifestyle needs have shifted. A bustling downtown may be great for two working professionals, but not ideal for young children. If you’re thinking about a new locale for your young family, there are a number of things to take into consideration. Parks, safety, attractions, schools, home prices, and arts are all things to research when looking for a new city. Check out just a few of these cities to get an idea of what you may be looking for!

Bellevue, Washington

French for “beautiful view,” this [...]

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