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April 24, 2018

Best Cities for Vegetarians

Vegetarianism is a dietary category that groups individuals who do not consume meat or restrict meat in some way from their lifestyle. There are different types of vegetarians, such as lacto-ovo (those who still eat dairy and eggs), and there are completely different sub-groups that fall within vegetarianism, such as veganism. No matter what you consider yourself to be, vegetarianism is growing across the country as people embrace health and wellness alternatives. Here are some of the best cities for vegetarians.

New York, New York

The Big Apple has the most restaurants with vegetarian options. NYC also has a wide variety of juice bars, plant-based food chains, and even food [...]

 
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April 17, 2018

The Top Spring Allergens to Avoid by Region

Spring is in full bloom and so are some of these pesky Spring allergens that are common across the United States. Depending on where you live in the country and if you suffer from allergies, these immune triggers can cause issues ranging from mild to severe. To beat hay fever this year, beware of these common spring allergens.

Pecan

Pecan, although a tasty tree nut, can produce major problems for those with seasonal allergies. The pollen of pecan trees comes second to ragweed as a powerful allergen. People with a pecan pollen allergy should take precaution in the southeastern US, particularly in Georgia and Florida.

Oak

Oak produces a pretty mild pollen but a really [...]

 
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April 3, 2018

10 Reasons to Move to Wyoming

There’s a lot to see and experience when it comes to the flat plains and rolling hills of Wyoming. This western state, like many in its region, is home to a lot of history and folklore alike. Wyoming also offers a lot to its residents like top ranking schools, amazing sights and outdoor adventures, great shopping, and more. Saddle up, we’ve compiled some interesting facts about the great state of Wyoming for you.

Devil’s Tower

We might as well start off with the one thing we’re sure your mind gravitated towards first. According to Wyomingites, there’s nothing evil about Devil’s Tower, in fact, it was America’s first national [...]

 
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March 30, 2018

Most Popular Home Styles in the Northeastern US

Everyone wants to find their perfect home. Many homebuyers know exactly what they want their home to look like, down to exterior and interior design details. Across the U.S., home styles become trends due to their popularity, geographical location, and other factors specific to an area. For instance, in somewhere that’s prone to flooding like New Orleans, you won’t typically find a lot of low-lying ranch-styled homes, not to say that they don’t exist in the Crescent City, but geographically, it’s unrealistic. You may not know all the details of the effect geographics have on home styles, but for that reason, we’ve compiled a series of graphics to help home buyers get a feel for [...]

 
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March 29, 2018

What $1.6M(ish) Can Get You in These Cities

If you live in or near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania then you’ve probably heard of the Brooke Mansion, one of America’s most revered mansions. This beautiful home was constructed by Frank Furness for the wife of Edward Brooke, a renowned industrialist. In the home’s illustrious history, it once functioned as a bed and breakfast. Built in 1887, the massive three-story home has a charming foyer, a circular rosewood library, 16 bedrooms, and 10 bathrooms. While this well-kept manor can get you some breathtaking features, we found that not all high-priced homes offer the same. In fact, all million dollar homes aren’t ‘mansions’ by any stretch of the [...]

 
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March 12, 2018

The Best Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and you know what that means… Wear green or else get pinched!

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration in honor of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Every year, Irish or not, people all around the world celebrate the nation of Ireland and its people. It’s a day to have fun, drink and wear a lot of green! Grap your bagpipes and piper’s plaid as you check out these cities that honor St. Patrick’s Day in style!

Boston, Massachusetts

Got Celtic roots? Do you love folklore and traditions surrounding ancient Ireland like the leprechaun? If so, Boston is the place to enjoy all things Irish!  [...]

 
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March 8, 2018

10 Reasons to Move to Iowa!

Hello, Iowa?! This Mid-West state is ranked by US News and World Report as the number 1 state to live in as of 2018. Iowa has some of the best lifestyle amenities of any state in the US. From an affordable cost of living in most cities, quality healthcare, great school districts and higher educational institutions plus more, Iowa is perfect for millennials and retirees alike to call home. We’ve done some research here at Homes.com and we’ve found that Iowa, as a state, offers a lot of great things for those with their eyes on the Mid-West.

Education

Just a mere 30 miles north of Des Moines is Ames, Iowa. Ames High School is voted #1 in Best Public High Schools in [...]

 
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March 6, 2018

How Big of a Home Can you Afford?

As major cities in the U.S. grow their economy with the creation of new jobs across different sectors of major industries, America’s working class grows with the increase in employment. However, how big a home you can afford is different across the country for different professions. For those considering how much of a home they can afford working their occupation, we have compiled data to show aspiring homeowners where they can buy the best home on their salary. How much home per square foot can your profession can afford? Below you’ll find some information about popular careers and how they add up.

Most Popular US jobs of 2018 Healthcare

Some of the [...]

 
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March 5, 2018

Top Tech Capitals of the US

Expansions in technology are what keep America thriving. Cities across the country are leading the way in innovation and setting the global standard for technological advancements. Technology is a booming industry, and a pretty interesting one as well. There are countless conferences, fields of employment, and even movies and television shows being made around our ever-growing consumption of technology – Black Mirror anyone? Check out our list of the most tech-savvy cities in the US.

San Jose, California

San Jose is not only one of the leading centers of technology in the US, but in the world. From green technology to the bio-science industry, San Jose offers the latest [...]

 
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February 27, 2018

Most Heart Healthy Cities

Are you pumped up about heart health? You should be! February is American Heart Month and we’d be remiss to not mention some of the most heart-healthiest cities before the month is over. These cities are crazy about the cardiovascular system.

Oakland, California

Oakland is the most heart-healthy city in the US. Oakland has a diverse healthcare ecosystem with hospitals and clinics that specialize in women’s heart health, adolescent and teen heart health, children’s heart health, and Native American health. The City of Oakland also has a low obesity rate, a low number of fast-food restaurants, and a good walker/biker population, making it the most [...]

 
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February 19, 2018

Birthplaces of US Presidents

It’s almost President’s day. Right in time for the holiday, homes.com has compiled a quick history lesson for those of us (Editor – like me) who might not have known why President’s Day is celebrated as a national holiday. From wacky monikers for the President of the United States to lesser known facts, we’ve got you covered below.

Virginia has produced eight U.S. Presidents. Notable presidents from the Old Dominion include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Zachary Taylor, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Madison, Woodrow Wilson, and James Monroe. Four of the five first presidents were born in Virginia. Those traveling in [...]

 
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February 16, 2018

Cities with the Best Public Transit

Millions of people rely on public transit daily for their ride to work or simply to maneuver around the city. Public transit systems are put in place to assist their many occupants and to make their commute easier. According to All Transit, these cities have the best public transit systems in the country.

San Francisco, California

Topping our list is sunny San Francisco. Just over 35% of the city’s population uses public transportation. A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) monthly pass costs $94. San Francisco has both elevated and subway routes and the city has 47 BART stations that service San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo County and Santa Clara County – [...]

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