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The Pros and Cons of Living in L.A.: What You Should Know

California Los Angeles

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 28, 2024

What’s it like living in L.A.? Well, you could go from spotting celebrities in West Hollywood to relaxing on the beach in Santa Monica to getting some work done at a local coffee shop — all in the same day. And that’s just scratching the surface. L.A. is one of the nation’s most populated cities, and it’s easy to see why; it’s no surprise that so many people contemplate a life in Los Angeles. But before you make that daydream come true for you, it’s important to consider both the pros and cons of living in L.A.

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Everything You Need To Know About Moving Out of State

Long-Distance Moves

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on February 28, 2024

Moving out of state or across the country can feel like a daunting task! From moving methods to mailing addresses, we’ll help you get ready for your next adventure in a new state.

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8 Things You Need To Know About Living In Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston South Carolina

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on February 28, 2024

Considering a move to Charleston? From the best neighborhoods and schools to the Lowcountry’s favorite beaches, here’s an in-depth look at why so many call Charleston home.

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The 7 Safest Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Los Angeles California

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 27, 2024

L.A. is one of the most prominent cities in the entertainment, fashion, music, and arts scenes. But, unfortunately, we can’t say the same about its safety. In fact, L.A. is safer than only seven percent of neighborhoods in the U.S., and 91 percent of other communities within California have lower crime rates. So where would you feel comfortable living in the L.A. area? Here are our picks for the 7 safest neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

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These Are the Pros and Cons of Living in San Antonio

San Antonio Texas

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on February 27, 2024

People from all walks of life can find a home in San Antonio — from young professionals to growing families and even retirees. There’s a little something for everyone, including lots of cultural, historical, and outdoor-centric activities. But just as it is with any city, it’s important to consider the positives and negatives before making the move. So here’s our list of pros and cons of living in San Antonio that we think you should know before you go.

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The Best Neighborhoods in Phoenix for Families (Plus Some Bonus Suburbs!)

Phoenix Arizona

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 26, 2024

Phoenix is one of the best cities in the U.S. to raise a family. And home to a variety of tight-knit communities, the best neighborhoods in Phoenix for families offer top-notch public schools, safety, and lots of ways to stay active outdoors in the sunny and warm weather. See which ones made the top of our list!

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Best Cities in Texas Near San Antonio

San Antonio Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 26, 2024

One of the fastest growing cities in the entire country, San Antonio isn’t just famous for its rich history; it’s also known for its beauty and lively culture — among many other things. But while living directly in San Antonio may seem desirable, some of the best cities in Texas near San Antonio offer perks like more affordable housing costs and increased safety without sacrificing an easy commute directly into the city. But what are the best cities near San Antonio? Here’s our list of the top 10.

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The Pros and Cons of Living in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 26, 2024

As one of the largest cities on the East Coast (and the entire country, for that matter), there’s a lot to like about the nation’s former capital — it’s the place where American independence first came to be, after all. However, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of living in Philadelphia before you decide to make the big move. Here’s what we think you should know before you go.

 

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Moving Made Easy: Here Are 6 States That Pay You To Move There

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Kat Piccolo Posted on February 22, 2024

With the ongoing increase in remote work opportunities, it’s become easier for people to consider relocating. Some states are taking note of that, too, and they’re starting to incentivize the entire experience. But how do you find the best opportunities? What would they even look like? These answers are different for everyone, of course, but we can help you get started. Take a look.

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Pros and Cons of Living in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Arizona

by Matt Lyons Posted on February 21, 2024

Moving somewhere new can feel intimidating — especially if you’re moving to a big city like Phoenix, Arizona. So to help you feel as prepared as possible, here are some pros and cons of living in Phoenix that we think you should consider.

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