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Where Are the Best Places To Live in Florida in 2024? Here Are Our Top Picks!

Florida Jacksonville Orlando Sarasota St. Petersburg FL

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on June 21, 2024

Explore the best places to live in Florida, from Jacksonville to Melbourne, Sarasota to the Space Coast.

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11 Cities Near New York: More Space & Lower Cost of Living

New York City New York State

by Bonnie Azoulay Posted on June 20, 2024

Want to live more comfortably, physically and financially? Then exploring some cities near New York may be just the ticket. They offer the culture, history, and activities you’re looking for with a cheaper price tag and more space — plus you’ll still have easy access to the Big Apple to get your NYC fix. Here are 11 of our favorite cities near New York.

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What’s It Like Living in Pearland, TX (Just Outside Houston)?

Houston Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on June 19, 2024

If you’re thinking about a move to the Houston area, consider living in Pearland, TX — a thriving community just roughly 30 minutes from the city. Best known for its balance between small-town charm and big-city living, Pearland offers top-notch school districts, delectable dining options, entertaining attractions, green spaces that are sure to please, and more!

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15 of the Best Places To Live in Georgia


by Shannon Jacobs Posted on June 17, 2024

Mild winters, friendly neighbors, low cost of living, and delicious southern home cookin’ are just some of the reasons people are flocking to this peachy state. From urban Atlanta to historic Savannah, Georgia has something for everyone! Let’s explore the best places to live in Georgia and what makes these cities so special.

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Living in Cypress, TX — A Lively Escape From the Hustle and Bustle of Houston

Houston Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on June 17, 2024

Looking for big-city benefits out in the ’burbs? Because it’s best known for its engaged community atmosphere and abundant amenities, living in Cypress, TX, provides the perfect suburban community lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Houston. With affluent neighborhoods, plenty of recreational facilities, and a host of community engagement events throughout the year, there’s no doubt you’ll have a high quality of life living in Cypress. Learn more.

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10 Best Miami Suburbs for Life Near Magic City

Miami Florida

by Tim McCormick Posted on June 14, 2024

Miami perfectly blends cultural diversity, economic opportunity, and natural beauty — and you’ll be hard pressed to think of an amenity the city doesn’t offer. But what if you’re all about the perks of the place, you just want a little distance from all the excitement? That’s where the Miami suburbs come into play. They offer the perfect opportunity to live the South Florida lifestyle without too much hustle and bustle — or exorbitant price tags. Check out our picks for the best Miami suburbs.

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Living in Galveston, TX: One of the Best Beach Cities in the Country

Houston Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on June 14, 2024

Dreaming of beachside bliss in the Lone Star State? Then Galveston, TX, may be just what you’re looking for! Located along the Gulf Coast, the area provides residents with charm, rich history, historic architecture, and — of course — picturesque beach surroundings. It’s also situated just 50 miles southeast of Houston, so you can get your fill of big-city fun whenever you want. Is living in Galveston, TX, right for you? Here’s what we think you should know before you put on your flip-flops and go. 

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Is Shipping a Car Easy? How To Ship a Car (Step By Step)

Relocation and Moving

by Easton Smith Posted on June 14, 2024

If you’re trying to figure out how to ship a car, you’re not alone. The industry can be a bit confusing, and if you’re not careful, you might get stuck with a damaged vehicle or an inflated bill. That’s why we made this list of tips for shipping your car. Follow this guide and you should have a smooth ride from start to finish.

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Wondering What To Pack First When Moving? This Is the Only Packing Checklist for Moving You Need

Packing Tips and Hacks

by LB Gabriel Posted on June 13, 2024

 Packing up your entire home sounds daunting — and for good reason. Think about every nook and cranny, cabinet and closet, attic and storage space. Your house holds more than you think, and putting all of those items in boxes is going to be time consuming. Want to know what to pack first when moving houses? Here’s your perfect packing plan of attack.


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Living in The Woodlands, TX — Niche’s #2 City To Live in America

Houston Texas

by Matt Lyons Posted on June 13, 2024

Located just 30 minutes from Houston, The Woodlands is a vibrant and picturesque suburban community known for its family-friendliness and top-notch public schools. And because of its more than 200 miles of trails, green spaces, and extensive bodies of water, living in The Woodlands, TX, is perfect for those who love the outdoors and staying active. But that’s just scratching the surface of the perks of living in the area. No wonder Niche ranks it as the second-best place to live in the nation! Learn more.

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