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Looking for the Safest Neighborhoods in Seattle? We Have 11 Right Here

Washington State Seattle

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 30, 2024

Seattle is a large city, and crimes tend to be concentrated in certain areas. Still, if you’re considering a move to the Emerald City — and there are tons of reasons why you should — you likely want to know what the safest neighborhoods in Seattle are. So here are 11 of the neighborhoods we think you should check out.

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16 Must-Read Pros and Cons of Living in San Diego

San Diego California

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 30, 2024

If you’re wondering why San Diego is considered one of the best places to live, you’ve come to the right place. America’s Finest City boasts of some of the best year-round weather; has easy access to beaches, mountains, and greenspaces; and offers residents jobs in a variety of in-demand industries. That being said, San Diego might not be for everyone, and if you want to avoid regretting a move here, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of living in San Diego. Learn more.

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How To Minimize Interstate Moving Costs

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Matt Lyons Posted on April 30, 2024

Sure, moving somewhere new is exciting. You’re anticipating a fresh start in a completely new environment. But at the same time, there are a lot of stressors that go along with the moving process, including packing up all your belongings and finding the proper way to, well, actually move. Especially if it happens to involve moving to another state and dealing with interstate moving costs. So here’s our guide to help you navigate those cost stressors and get one step closer to that fresh start.

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Living in Charlotte, NC: 22 Things To Know About Life in the Queen City

Charlotte North Carolina

by Sofia Rivera Posted on April 30, 2024

If you ask a Queen City local what living in Charlotte, NC, is really like, they’ll regale you with tales of four beautiful seasons and a friendly, small(er)-town feel with a big-city skyline. If you’re thinking of uprooting your life to move there, though, you’ll want more than just a sentence of niceties. Here's our list of 22 things to know about living in Charlotte.

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16 Things to Know About Living in Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Missouri

by Matt Lyons Posted on April 30, 2024

Whether you know it as Kansas City or Cowtown, there’s always something new to discover in this beloved city. And with a healthy job market and plenty of industries, it’s a great place for young professionals and families alike to make their home. There are a few things to know before you move there, though. But luckily, our guide is here to help lay it all out for you.

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These Are the Safest Neighborhoods in Miami [2024]

Miami Florida

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 30, 2024

Want to live near the beach, enjoy a first-class arts and culture scene, and have access to a variety of cuisines? Then the vibrant city of Miami may be the perfect place. But when it comes to choosing a place to live in Miami, you’ll want to consider both the pros and cons of this city — one of which is the crime level. But how much crime is there really? And which neighborhoods are considered the safest neighborhoods in Miami? That’s what this guide will answer.

 

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Which of the Safest Neighborhoods in San Diego Is Right for You?

San Diego California

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 29, 2024

If you’re wanting to live closer to the water in Southern California but still have access to all the amenities you can expect from a big city, then San Diego may be the ticket. This city oozes California cool vibes, with a relaxed culture that’s welcoming to all types of people. In fact, America’s Finest City is the No. 3 destination in the country for people looking to move, and it’s easy to see why! But where should you move to in the area, and what are some of the safest neighborhoods in San Diego? We’ve narrowed it down to our top 10 faves.

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How To Pack for a Move: 16 Foolproof Packing and Moving Tips From a Seasoned Pro

Packing Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on April 29, 2024

When I packed up my things for a cross-country move from NYC to L.A., my roommate said, “I feel like you’ve been giving the rest of us a masterclass in packing over the last week.” It was then that I realized I’ve curated a long list of useful packing and moving tips over the years. Now it’s time for you to give them a try!

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What are the Best Neighborhoods in San Francisco for Families?

San Francisco California

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 29, 2024

Have you ever wanted to live in a beautiful, walkable city with fantastic coastal views, good weather, and great cultural amenities? Then you might be interested in San Francisco. But is Frisco good for families? And if so, what are the best neighborhoods in San Francisco for families? Here are our top picks.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Living in Seattle in 2024?

Seattle Washington State

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 29, 2024

Thinking about making the move to Seattle? We don’t blame you! It’s a great place to live, especially if you’re an outdoor enthusiast, want to support a thriving art and culture scene, or you just want to expand your career opportunities. But before you pack your bags to discover if the Emerald City is a perfect fit for you, take a look at these pros and cons of living in Seattle.

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