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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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February 15, 2018

Top 5 Fashion Capitals of the Eastern US

The time of the year that most fashionistas (Editor: like myself) love is among us: New York Fashion Week! It’s the one week of the year where our eyes look like deer caught in headlights due to the new and innovative looks that fashion designers and brands showcase for the upcoming seasons. Just like those popular brands and designers whose names ring bells, there are states and cities that are known to be the “go-to” for all things fashion. It’s no surprise that New York is and has always been one of the top four fashion capitals but what about the other cities and states that get overshadowed by their tough competition? Well, below we shine a light on some [...]

 
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February 12, 2018

Cities Derived from Love

Love is in the Air

Modern Valentine’s Day is a far cry from its roots in Ancient Rome, which celebrated the Lupercalia festival in mid-February. Our current Valentine’s Day focuses more on poetic cards, sweet chocolates, and beautiful flowers exchanged with people we love. But love isn’t confined to a dozen long-stem roses or a delicious box of chocolates; it can be found in all sorts of places! They can be a romantic start for a new family, memorable wedding venue, honeymoon destination, or just a place to rekindle love.

Loveland, CO

Where Love Lives

If straightforward love is what [...]

 
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February 9, 2018

5 Unique Wedding Venues for 2018!

Love is in the air! If your sugar pie honey bunch has recently proposed, before you say yes to the dress (which usually takes place closer to the wedding date), make sure you have your wedding venue booked. We’ve compiled a list of the most unique wedding venues that even Cupid would be proud of! Any of these venues is sure to be a royal flush when it comes to having a wedding fit for royalty.

Treehouse Point, Issaquah, Washington

Like something straight from your childhood imagination, this fully-serviced treehouse offers lodging, wedding and elopement rental space and yoga classes. For those who can’t get enough of the woodsy wilderness, this romantic venue, [...]

 
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February 6, 2018

US Cities with the Most Love

Ah, love is in the air!

Do you ever feel like everyone around you is getting married or is already married? Depending on what city you live in it may be more than just a feeling. According to the US Census Bureau, these 5 cities have the highest rate of married couples!

1. San Jose, California

Located in the center of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose has become a hub for married couples, with the marriage rate here coming in at a whopping 55%. San Jose is often referred to as the “Capital of Silicon Valley” because of its booming high-tech industry, and because of that fast growing economy and high cost of living, the median price of a home in this lovers [...]

 
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February 1, 2018

These Cities Have Hosted the Big Game the Most Times

Are you ready for some football? If not, you still have a few days left to prepare for the biggest night in sports. This year’s Big Game will take place February 4th, and here at Homes.com, we’ve got you covered with all your super duper fun football facts about the Big Game. This year, the Philadelphia Eagles are taking on the New England Patriots. Surprisingly, neither team took one of our spots as a city that has hosted the most Games of all Games, but check out the cities that did below.

New Orleans (Saints) and Miami (Dolphins) are tied as the two cities that have hosted the game the most. New Orleans’ days of hosting have gone back to as early as 1975 [...]

 
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January 30, 2018

Teams with the Most Big Game Wins

Down! Set! Hut!

January is coming to a close, and you know what the means — ‘the Big Game’ time! Considered as an unofficial American national holiday, ‘the Big Game’ is an annual showdown between the two top teams in the NFL. It has become embedded in American culture, and as this tradition grows, only the best of the best teams will earn themselves a shiny champion ring. Check out these teams that hold the most wins!

#1: Pittsburgh Steelers

Black and yellow, black and yellow! The Pittsburgh Steelers claim the title for most wins (for now), most recently winning in 2009. Known as the oldest franchise in the AFC, the Steelers, located in [...]

 
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January 22, 2018

5 Cities Gamers Will Love to Play (and Live) In

Twenty years ago, the idea of moving somewhere to pursue your love of video games just wouldn’t make sense – mostly because there wasn’t anywhere to move to. But as gaming has become a massive multi-billion dollar industry, many cities have become hubs of gaming and game development.

Here are just a few of the towns where gamers will find themselves right at home, both in their careers and their pastime.

1. San Francisco, California

Video game development lives and thrives in and around San Francisco. The city proper is home to 280 video game developers, not to mention studios like EA, which is headquartered in nearby Redwood City, CA. Beyond developers, [...]

 
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January 16, 2018

Best Places to Find Your Zen!

Ah, the sweet state of relaxation! Are you overworked and ready for a much-needed vacation? Or maybe you’ve been planning a girls trip and have been thinking, “what will be the perfect retreat?” You’re in luck! Nothing says “new year, new me” like finding your zen. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best meditation centers for aligning your body, mind, and soul. These wellness centers will be the yin to your yang!

Shambhala Mountain Center, Boulder, Colorado

Nothing says “long-overdue retreat” like a wellness center nestled in the Colorado Rockies. You heard us correctly: this breath-of-fresh-air will give you the best [...]

 
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January 12, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – in Our Hearts and in Our Cities

On January 15th, Americans come together to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrating the life and impact of one of our most revered leaders of the civil rights movement. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a law that made the third Monday in January a federal holiday, to commemorate his achievements. Cities, townships and neighborhoods across our great country share in the desire to recognize the values he inspired us to live up to, including unity, justice, courage, love, and nonviolence. His name graces many of our nation’s roads, landmarks, schools and public buildings, in recognition of the remarkable influence he had on the civil rights movement.

 
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January 11, 2018

Cities that Honor the Legacy of Dr. King

On January 15th, the US honors a man whose dream paved the way for equality for millions of Americans regardless of race, creed, and gender. That man was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and we celebrate him for his many contributions to human rights and world peace. Take a look below to see the ways in which some major US cities commemorate Dr. King’s legacy.

Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial

This memorial opened in August 2011 and was the first memorial ever given to an African American at or near Washington D.C.’s National Mall. The effort to erect a memorial was birthed as an initial effort of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in which Dr. [...]

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