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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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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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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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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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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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These Cities Near Tampa, Florida, Maximize Comfort Without Scrimping on Style

Tampa Bay Florida

by Bridget Houlihan Posted on June 12, 2024

Tampa Bay is a highly diverse community with a little something for everyone. Read on for a rundown of the best suburbs, towns, and cities near Tampa that will give you easy access to what the Bay has to offer but without those big-city costs.

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Here Are the Best Places To Live in California in 2024


by Matt Lyons Posted on June 11, 2024

One thing’s for sure: It’s easy to fall in love with California. For starters, there’s its outdoor beauty. Then there’s the booming entertainment industry and numerous successful tech giants. And that’s only scratching the surface. Sure, the Golden State saw some population decline during the pandemic, but over 125,000 new residents moved to the state in 2022. If you’ve fallen in love, too, here’s our list of the best places to live in California to give you a head start on finding the perfect place for you.


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Moving In Together? 14 Relationship-Saving Tips From the Experts

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Kristin Hanes Posted on June 11, 2024

Moving in together presents unique challenges. Read these tips from three relationship experts to help avoid common pitfalls and make a positive transition.

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Interested in Living in Oklahoma City?


by Matt Lyons Posted on June 10, 2024

Looking for an affordable, up-and-coming metro? Check out living in Oklahoma City. Sure, you may think of cowboys and prairies when you think of Oklahoma, but the largest city in the state has a lot more to offer — historical charm and a fantastic art and entertainment scene to keep you engaged with the community, for example. But is Oklahoma City a good place to live? And, most importantly, is it the perfect place for you? Let’s find out a little more about what it’s like.

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15 Best Neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC, for 2024

Charlotte North Carolina

by Alex Keight Posted on June 7, 2024

Contemplating a move to Charlotte, NC? We get it. The area is hip, vibrant, huge, and delicious (the food in the area is delicious, that is). But with nearly 200 neighborhoods to choose from, deciding where to live in Charlotte can be daunting. Find out which of these Charlotte neighborhoods is the best fit for you.

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