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September 18, 2017

The Top 5 Places to Live if You’re Obsessed With Autumn

These five cities feature some of the country's most incredible autumn foliage. Find the best cities to live in if the fall season is your favorite.
 
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September 1, 2017

How to Stay Healthy in America’s Least Healthy States

Trying to stay fit while living in a statistically unhealthy state? Learn new tips and tricks to live a healthy lifestyle despite your environment, from Homes.com.
 
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August 28, 2017

5 Cities Where Mountain Bikers Can Roost

How far do you need to drive to find a good hill to climb? Mountain biking news site Singletracks found that in 2016, mountain bikers took an average of two biking trips per year and about 90% of those trips were in cars. If you live far away from many good trails, you could easily find yourself spending more time in a car seat than in the saddle.

Put simply – it’s good to live near some good mountain biking trails. Using information from MTB Project’s incredible bike trail map, we picked out some the cities with the most and the best mountain bike trails nearby. Here are just five that are sure to burn your glutes.

Boston, MA

Beantown may not be the first [...]

 
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August 11, 2017

Where are the Nation’s Top Magnet Schools?

Proximity to good schools is one of the most important factors influencing home buying. The quality of local schools influences the neighborhood choice of “one out of four buyers” and “half of all buyers who have children younger than 18 years old,” according to a 2016 profile of home buyers and sellers.

Good schools not only make a lasting difference in a child’s quality of life; they also have a direct impact on home values. A recent RealtyTrac study found that in zip codes with at least one good school, the average estimated home value was “77 percent higher” than in other zip codes. Homes bought in zip codes with good schools [...]

 
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August 10, 2017

5 Cities for Fitness Buffs

Staying in shape can be difficult in even the best of circumstances, but living in certain places can definitely make it harder. Without fresh, healthy food (food desert) or access to places where you can exercise, keeping fit becomes a serious challenge.

There are countless ways to keep yourself fit, but whether you’re into walking, running, climbing, or biking, you still need somewhere to do it. So if your body is your temple and you want to take care of it, here are a few places where staying fit is a lot easier.

Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital is known for a lot of things, but fitness isn’t typically one of them. Nevertheless, Washington, [...]

 
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August 7, 2017

The Best Cities for Music Festivals

Obsessed with music festivals? If you count down the days to the next show, then here are some of the best cities in the U.S. to move to or visit.
 
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July 27, 2017

6 Reasons Why City-Dwelling Dogs Need Green Space

Being a pet owner in a house, even one with a tiny yard, usually means access to “green space,” in a front, back or side yard. But what if you live in an apartment, condominium, high-rise or even on a boat? If you’re not in a dog friendly area, your dog still needs green space, even if they’re walked daily on a sidewalk.

1. Pets Need Exercise

A stroll around the block on a leash a couple of times a day is not exercise, at least not for your pet. “Animals need to run daily, if not multiple times a day,” said Dr. Ernie Ward. Ward suggests pet owners should commit to taking their dog to a dog park every day, or as often as possible, even if you [...]

 
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July 21, 2017

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes in Jacksonville, Florida

Florida is a beautiful place to live with hundreds of miles of lovely beaches, dozens of fun attractions for the whole family, warm winters, rich cultural experiences, and friendly locals ready to welcome new homeowners to the area. Unfortunately, one other group is also ready to welcome new visitors and residents – individuals of the genus Aedes, the ever pesky mosquito. There are currently around 80 different species of mosquito that have been identified in Florida, and while less than half of them bother humans or domestic animals, none of them are a wanted guest around your garden and picnics.

The good news is that mosquito problems, no matter where you live, are [...]

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