As the snow melts and the temperatures rise, we all want to spend more time outdoors. We envision walking through meadows filled with wildflowers, hiking up mountains and biking around our city. We also are enjoying foods that remind us of spring and summer, such as seafood. There is nothing like visiting the great markets and restaurants near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco or watching the entertaining seafood shows at the world-famous Pikes Place Market in Seattle, Wash. There are also a myriad of spectacular seafood restaurants and shops to explore in your own city. The best part is that they are often just minutes from your apartment.
Here are the top five seafood cities we found. Does your city make the list? Read the rest of this entry »
Detroit is a city full of rough-around-the-edges charm with a unique history. Anyone with a love of cars knows that Detroit is the absolute hub for American automobile innovation, and though motor engineering is no longer the primary economic driver for Detroit, the city’s longstanding relationship with cars has earned it the nickname the Motor City. And the Motor City has come to life with a new arts and culinary scene as big business has found new cities to call home. If you’re looking for an apartment in Detroit, here are some of the major cultural hubs that could be your new neighbor. Read the rest of this entry »
Spring is officially here and Americans couldn’t be happier. The blizzards and cold temperatures in the Northeast, Midwest, and even the South have made everyone stir crazy. We all can’t wait to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We have found that certain U.S. cities offer more for those who like to get out and hike, bike, attend festivals and simply enjoy the weather.
Here are some of the top U.S. cities to live in, to enjoy spring: Read the rest of this entry »
Spring has sprung – at least it has in some areas of the country. The birds are returning, green grass is popping up through the snow, and we are all itching to get out more and explore our cities. So does your city make the list of the Most Walkable Cities in the country? Walkable cities have high clusters of employers, civic institutions, medical centers, retail shops and cultural assets, according to a recent report, Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros.
Based on the report, here is the list of the Most Walkable Cities in the U.S.: Read the rest of this entry »
Whether it’s running errands or just getting outside, having a furry friend by your side always makes things a lot more fun. Cities that are fun for people and pups always get two big paws up from the Apartment Search team, which is why we tracked down the best cities for pet lovers in the U.S.
Quirky Albuquerque is a dog’s heaven – the fresh air of the nearby mountains and the dry climate is good for just about any kind of animal. Since there’s a good amount of space, apartments in Albuquerque also provide amenities for both your indoor and outdoor critters. Read the rest of this entry »
On March 17, we celebrate that great American holiday known as St. Patrick’s Day. To many of us, it is a mid-week excuse to get out and party with our friends, watch parades, and act silly. But in many U.S. cities, it is one of the biggest events celebrated all year long.
Here are the best cities to live in for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations:
1. Boston, Mass.: Of course Boston is number one on our list! Boston claims the largest Irish population of any U.S. city at 20.4 percent, making the city a great place for residents to celebrate their heritage. Every year, the city’s numerous apartment residents can walk or drive to the huge St. Patrick’s Day parade, knowing the best vantage points to watch and enjoy. After the parade, they can walk to one of the many Irish pubs that Boston is famous for to celebrate the holiday. Read the rest of this entry »
“HOMES” is the acronym kids use to learn the names of America’s Great Lakes. But for many folks in Michigan, those Great Lakes and the surrounding cities are a home all their own! Here are a few reasons why Grand Rapids, Michigan should be on your radar for cool places to visit – and could be the site of your next home.
If You Like the Arts
The massive Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park covers 132 acres and is quickly becoming internationally known. And it’s not far from anything in the city, so you can get an apartment in Grand Rapids right next to some high-class sculptures and scenery. Read the rest of this entry »
February 17 is the pinnacle of the most festive time of the year for New Orleans residents: the famous Mardi Gras complete with its parades, community gatherings, and an overall sense of celebration. While many Americans love to celebrate Mardi Gras in their own way, there is nothing like living in the city and having a front-row seat to the greatest party in the U.S.
Here are the top five reasons why New Orleans’ residents love living in their city – during Mardi Gras and throughout the year: Read the rest of this entry »
While everyone believes that the city in which they live is the best, the experts contend there are some that are better than others, particularly for job growth, favorable earnings-to-cost of living ratios and a safe and comfortable lifestyle. This Valentine’s Day, ApartmentSearch.com recognizes five of the top fastest-growing cities in the U.S., according to Forbes magazine. These are the cities that more of us desire to move to, in order to create a better lifestyle for ourselves:
- Houston, Texas: Houston is the fastest-growing city in the U.S., thanks to a surge in the energy industry and exports. Houston’s job growth outpaces the rest of the U.S. at 4.5 percent, compared to the prior year. The city – known for its friendly atmosphere, rodeos and thriving arts culture – also boasts median annual pay for college-educated workers of $71,900 – the fourth highest in the U.S. among metropolitan areas. Plus – as Houston residents can attest – the cost of living is much lower than many other cities, thanks to affordable apartments and homes.
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So you just moved to sunny South Florida? After you get settled into your apartment in Fort Lauderdale, get out and discover all the awesome things about your new home! Living so close to the ocean has a lot of perks, but there’s also a rich history to explore around Fort Lauderdale. Here are a few historical sites we love:
Stranahan House & Museum
Built by Frank and Ivy Stranahan in 1901, the Stranahan House is the oldest remaining structure in the Broward County area. Originally built as a trading post, the house has a rich history in the Fort Lauderdale community. Not only has it housed a series of restaurants over the years, but the Stranahan House has also served as a community hall and hotel. These days, you can visit the museum year-round, attend numerous events, and many couples even choose the Stranahan House as their wedding venue. Read the rest of this entry »