Spring is upon us and you know what that means — warmer weather, blooming plants and best of all, spring music festivals! Musical festivals have become increasingly popular due to their sense of community and their top-notch live performances. No matter what your favorite genre is, these music festivals got you covered. Pack your bags and let the good times roll, these are the best spring festivals!Firefly, Dover, Delaware
Each June, Dover is transformed into a music-lovers paradise. People far and wide gather at the Firefly Music Festival to enjoy some of the best artists and bands in the US. Over the course of four days, over 100 artists perform, including top name artists [...]
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! [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Got a sweet tooth that won’t come loose? Chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world, dating all the way back to 1900 BCE. It’s made by harvesting, fermenting, roasting, and grinding up cocoa beans. However, cocoa beans are naturally bitter so milk, sugar, and vanilla are added to achieve that sweet goodness that we are familiar with.
While Valentine’s Day is a day for chocolate indulgence, true chocoholics celebrate the rich flavors of cacao all month long! February is National Chocolate Lovers Month. Satisfy your sweet tooth and inner chocolate lover in these sweet cities! The Big Pineapple? How about The Big Cocoa instead? Honolulu, [...]
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 [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]