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December 29, 2016

City Spotlight: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs is a beautiful, vibrant city nestled at the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains. Ranked as #5 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News, Colorado Springs offers a wonderful mix of gorgeous natural features and booming businesses. According to the U.S. Census, the housing costs for home ownership are a bit higher, but rental costs are on par with U.S. averages and median income is higher, offsetting the difference for many families. Colorado Springs residents also have particularly high rates of high school and college completion, creating a strong, well-educated workforce. The city offers a dependable public bus system serving the downtown area, though service in the [...]

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December 9, 2016

Raleigh, North Carolina: The #1 U.S. City for Jobs

With its high job satisfaction ratings, its affordable homes, and its robust job market, Raleigh, North Carolina is a great place to build a career.
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December 2, 2016

Nashville: Music City USA Has Become the Heartland’s Hipster Hub

When you think of Nashville, you probably hear pedal steel guitars. But these days, Nashville is becoming just as much a hub for hipsters as honky-tonkers.
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November 30, 2016

Focus on Baton Rouge: Rebuilding Home After a Storm or Drastic Weather

Humans have rebuilt their civilizations along waterfronts after storms, for years. Here’s how they’re approaching it this time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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November 15, 2016

So You Want to Live In… San Diego, CA?

All About San Diego, California

San Diego, located right on the Pacific Ocean in sunny Southern California, is known for being one of the most beautiful cities anywhere in the US. It is the eighth largest city in the United States and renowned for its beautiful beaches and great weather, which seems to occur magically all year ‘round. In addition to being a popular vacation spot with such notable attractions as Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, San Diego is also a well-known hub of microbreweries, a frequent choice of conventioneers, and the home of baseball’s San Diego Padres and football’s San Diego Chargers.

San Diego, California History

The first European settlement in [...]

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November 14, 2016

So You Want to Live In… San Jose, CA?

All About San Jose, California

San Jose is the third most populous city in the state of California, and the largest city in Northern California. Originally a farming community for the Spanish, San Jose was also once known as the first capital of California. The city is most notable today for being the honorary capital of Silicon Valley, the location of booming high-tech innovation in the US.

San Jose, California History

San Jose was founded by Lieutenant Jose Joaquin Moraga in 1777 as a farming community. In 1797, the city was moved to a location that is currently downtown San Jose. It fell under Mexican sovereignty in 1821 and became part of the United States, with the rest [...]

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November 11, 2016

So You Want to Live In… Portland, OR?

All About Portland, Oregon

When people think of warm, welcoming, environmentally conscious communities in the Pacific Northwest area of the country, Portland, Oregon very quickly springs to mind. Portland is the largest city in Oregon, and is characterized by countless public parks, lots of bikes, and beautiful roses that spring up all throughout the city, thanks to its climate and its annual Rose Festival.

Portland, Oregon History

In 1843, William Overton became interested in a settlement known as “The Clearing,” located ten miles from the Willamette River in Oregon. He bought the claim with one Asa Lovejoy of Boston, and in 1845, sold his half of the claim to Francis [...]

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November 10, 2016

So You Want to Live in… Las Vegas, NV?

All About Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is well known as the Entertainment Capital of the World, due to its towering, multi-billion dollar hotels, one-of-a-kind shows, casino action, and other world-class, thrilling features. Although Las Vegas is a great place to visit and a popular vacation spot, many people also live in and around the city of Las Vegas, taking advantage of its affordable housing and ample employment opportunities. To learn more about Las Vegas, read on.

Las Vegas, Nevada History

Las Vegas, or “the Meadows,” got its name after a Spanish trader named Antonio Armijo and his group discovered the area while traveling there in 1829. It was named after the [...]

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