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Best Places to Live 2016 - Top 10 Best CitiesA list of the top 10 best places to live in America for 2016. AreaVibes takes a look at the best places to…top 102016-09-19
Salary CalculatorUse the salary calculator to see how much you would need to earn in a new city to maintain the same standard of…tools2016-05-26
These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In FloridaFlorida is already the third-most populous state in America, and growing fast. According to the U.S. Census…top 102016-05-16
These Are The 10 Most Boring States In AmericaThere's no denying it: There are plenty of states in America that are full of excitement. These are the places…top 102016-05-10
These Are The 10 Best Small Towns In PennsylvaniaMost Pennsylvanians would agree: The Keystone State is one of the best places to call home in America…top 102016-05-02
Home Affordability CalculatorUse the home affordability calculator to determine what price of home you can afford…tools2016-04-14
Mortgage Payment CalculatorUse the mortgage calculator to determine what your monthly payment will be as well as a breakdown off all other…tools2016-04-14
These Are The 10 Snobbiest Small Towns in AmericaWe all know some real snobs. They're usually the people who live in big, expensive homes. They go to art gallery…top 102016-04-11
These Are America's 10 Most Stressed Out Small TownsThese are the small towns in America where people are pushed to their limits the most…top 102016-04-04
10 Most Affordable Real Estate Markets in America10 Most Affordable Real Estate Markets in…infographics2016-03-31
These Are The 10 Most Boring Small Towns In AmericaThere's no denying it: There are plenty of small towns in America that are full of excitement. These are the…top 102016-03-23
Affordable Housing In San Francisco, CAAh yes, the Bay Area. Wine, fog, counterculture, the Haight, the Golden Gate Bridge, Silicon Valley, and real…misc2016-03-22
Affordable Housing In Denver, COColorado is in the midst of an economic boom. It's driven in large part by 2012's Amendment 64, otherwise known…misc2016-03-22
Affordable Housing In San Jose, CAShopping for an affordable home in San Jose, CA can be a daunting task and many potential homeowners find…misc2016-03-22
Affordable Housing In San Diego, CADeciding where you'll live in San Diego isn't just a matter of choosing a community that's close to work, schools…misc2016-03-22
Affordable Housing In Chicago, ILNeighborhoods in Chicago tend to be friendly, with a lot of neighborhood pride among residents. As we all know,…misc2016-03-17
Affordable Housing In Seattle, WASo you're interested in moving to Seattle? We don't blame you! Seattle maintains the delicate balance between old…misc2016-03-17
Affordable Housing In Boston, MAThe cost of city housing is one of the things that makes the biggest difference in where people choose to live.…misc2016-03-17
Affordable Housing In Austin, TXAustin, Texas is a popular place to relocate for a lot of reasons, starting with the weather. Austin has more…misc2016-03-15
Affordable Housing In Los Angeles, CAAre you wondering if affordable housing in Los Angeles even exists? Well, believe it or not, it actually does!…misc2016-03-14
Affordable Housing In New York, NYNo city in the world provides the amenities and culture found in the Big Apple. Along with the food, theater,…misc2016-03-14
Best Neighborhoods In Chicago, ILChicago often tops the list for urban livability, and with good reason. There are so many opportunities for work…top 102015-12-21
Top 10 Cities With The Best Weather In America 2015Although unpleasant weather might give you something to talk about with strangers, most people prefer sunny days…top 102015-12-16
Top 10 Best Cities For Housing In America 2015It's good to have a place to call home, but it's better to have a home to call your own in some of America's best…top 102015-12-11
Top 10 Best Cities For Education In America 2015For families with school-age children, few things are as important as ensuring that their children are receiving…top 102015-12-07
Top 10 Best Cities For Jobs In America 2015Chasing the American dream often relies on a steady job with a good salary. For the residents of some of…top 102015-12-03
Top 10 Cities With the Lowest Cost of Living in America 2015tretching the dollar is a national pastime, and the residents of some of America's most affordable cities have a…top 102015-12-02
Top 10 Cities With the Lowest Crime in America 2015No one likes crime. Although only criminals would disagree with that statement, most people have to put up with…top 102015-11-27
Top 10 Worst Cities In America - Worst Places To Live 2015In life, you often have to take the bad along with the good. In the case of America's big cities, there are…top 102015-11-26
Best Places to Live 2015 - Top 10 Best CitiesA list of the top 10 best places to live in America for 2015. AreaVibes takes a look at the best places to live…top 102015-11-23
Riots of the 21st Century - InfographicDetails about the last 5 major riots in the USA. Why do riots happen? What are the breaking points? What cities…infographics2015-06-23
Top 10 Cities With the Highest Poverty RatesFor various reasons, certain areas in the country just aren't as well off as others. Often, it's due to…top 102015-04-29
Top 10 Most Affordable Cities To Buy A HomeAre home prices in your area getting you down? If you're looking to buy a house and are willing and able to…top 102015-04-07
Top 10 Cities With The Highest Murder RateUnless you're an amateur sleuth specializing in unsolved murders, these cites are good places to avoid. If you're…top 102015-03-16
Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States 2015After living in towns with one traffic light and farmland as far as the eye can see, people begin to look for a…top 102015-03-03
Top 10 Worst Cities In America - Worst Places To Live 2014In a tumultuous year of international setbacks during which the fast-growing economy of China has finally…top 102014-12-19
Best Places to Live 2014 - Top 10 Best CitiesIn keeping with our annual tradition, AreaVibes proudly presents its list of the Top Ten Best Places to Live 2014…top 102014-12-09
105 Relocation Tips InfographicAmerican society has become increasingly nomadic. In the past, it was not uncommon for someone to live…infographics2014-12-08
105 Relocation TipsAmerican society has become increasingly nomadic. In the past, it was not uncommon for someone to live…infographics2014-11-14
Guide to Delaware Historical ResourcesThe state of Delaware is rich with history � from ancient times through colonization and into the modern age…misc2014-08-11
Guide to Pennsylvania Historical ResourcesAs one of the original thirteen colonies and the site of key events during the American Revolution, the Keystone…misc2014-08-07
A Complete Guide To The Sonoran DesertOn record as the hottest desert in North America, the Sonoran Desert stretches across Arizona, California, and…misc2014-07-22
Street Safety For Kids And TeenagersStreet safety is about more than just teaching children to look both ways before crossing the street. Kids and…kids2014-07-14
Top 10 Cheapest Cities For Apartments - InfographicWhether you're a college student or a young professional launching a new career, moving to the big city can be an…infographics2014-06-12
Guide To Virginia Historical Resources Virginia is one of the original 13 colonies and the home of the first permanent English settlement in North…misc2014-04-28
Earthquake Safety GuideEarthquakes are one of the most potentially destructive natural disasters, often wreaking significant havoc when…misc2014-04-23
Top 10 Cheapest Places To Rent An Apartment 2014Whether you're a college student or a young professional launching a new career, moving to the big city can be an…top 102014-03-24
Top 10 Best Cities To Rent An Apartment - 2014When it comes to apartment renting, there are a few cities that stand out above the rest and AreaVibes has…top 102014-03-04
Connecticut Historical Resource GuideOne of the 13 original U.S. Colonies, Connecticut is rich with history and culture. Established as a state in…misc2014-02-03
Annual Rent Prices Vs. Average Home Prices (USA)The debate between whether to rent a home or own a home goes on in many families in America. While both sides…misc2013-12-06
Neighborhood Safety for KidsKids should be able to go outside and enjoy their neighborhoods - but not without knowing how to stay safe. Even…kids2013-11-22
Fire Safety for KidsIt's vitally important to teach kids how to prevent fires in the home and how to react if they are involved in a…kids2013-10-27
Top 10 Worst Cities - Worst Places to Live 2013The top 10 worst cities in which to live in the country were once beacons of prosperity and the "American Way,"…top 102013-09-11
Top 10 Famous TV Homes By Livability Score Although every family could use a staff of writers and producers to make daily situations come to a happy…top 102013-08-01
Top 10 Worst Cities - Worst Places to Live 2012In these times of international conflict, a crashing economy and our nation in an uproar over who is going to…top 102013-07-18
New York Education & Historic LandmarksIt�s easy to get caught up in looking at New York City�s skyscrapers and modern technology, but there…attractions & things to do2013-07-17
New York Education Spots: Best Field Trip LocationsNew York City is one of the most culturally rich, educationally stimulating cities in the world. As an educator,…attractions & things to do2013-07-17
Relocation Guide: Choosing the Right SchoolIf you're a parent navigating the world of childhood education, you'll find a lot more choices than you would…moving & travel tips2013-07-12
Top 10 Cities - Best Places To Live 2013Without further ado, we bring you the 2013 Top Ten Best Places to Live list. Many of the cities have stayed true…top 102013-06-25
Explore Your World: Social Studies Games for KidsWhen it comes to learning about social studies, games are an effective tool. Kids can play games to help them…kids2013-04-03
A Guide to New York Historical ResourcesFor inquisitive residents of any state, it is often interesting to gain a better understanding of the historical…misc2013-01-07
The Ultimate Weather Resource GuideBefore making any kind of trip, consult a trip-planning resource to find out if your intended route is clear.…misc2012-11-01
Ecotourism: A Traveler's GuideWhether seeking to travel around the world or wanting to explore close to home, ecotourism presents a unique way…misc2012-10-31
Top 10 Famous Movie Homes By Livability ScoreIf you've wondered what it would be like to live in Holly Golightly's building or in the classis home from The…top 102012-10-10
Top 10 Cities - Best Places To Live 2012We're baaacckk - with our Top Ten list of the Best Cities to Live for 2012. For this year's list, we have updated…top 102012-09-18
Top 10 Famous Homes by Livability ScoreHave you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a famous home? From the renowned entrepreneur to the…top 102012-09-18
Best Places To Go Fishing With Your KidsIf parents want to get their kids engaged in outdoor activities, they likely have to get them started early. Kids…kids2012-07-11
Top 10 Retirement Cities - Best Places to RetireIf you�re a Baby Boomer, it�s time to start thinking about how you�ll spend the Fourth Quarter.…top 102012-07-11
Top 10 States With Lowest Income and Sales Tax RatesSo you're looking to find a good deal on taxes, and you need to know if packing up the wife, kids and Aunt Edna…top 102012-06-29
Know Your Neighborhood: Crime Statistics by CityRelocating to a new city or state can be very stressful. In addition to the stress of packing and moving, you may…misc2012-05-18
A City Slicker's Guide to the Grand CanyonAt 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, The Grand Canyon is truly an amazing sight to behold. In fact, it is one of…attractions & things to do2012-04-30
Top 10 Cities With Most Expensive Home PricesDespite the recent downturn in the housing market, the dream of owning a home is still alive and well in the…top 102012-04-09
Liberty BellThe United States has many symbols and iconic figures that represent the American way of life and its beliefs as…attractions & things to do2012-04-04
Top 100 Best Places To LiveSee the best places to live in America. AreaVibes scores the livability of more than 22,000 cities based on their…tools2012-03-16
Top 10 Cities with the Best Air QualityNo one likes to feel like they are behind the exhaust pipe of a 1967 VW bus when they step outside. Air quality…top 102012-03-06
The Brooklyn Bridge: A National Historic LandmarkCompleted in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Spanning…attractions & things to do2012-02-22
A Guide to Famous American Landmarks for Kids!Battles, speeches, famous men and women, they all make up the fabric of America�s history. Nothing makes…kids2012-02-22
Best Places to Bike Ride in AmericaBiking is not only a sport, but also a means of transportation, a great activity to do with others, and a good…top 102012-02-09
America: The Statue of LibertyThe Statue of Liberty is one of the most famous and well recognized monuments in the entire world. It symbolizes…attractions & things to do2012-02-09
Relocation / Moving ChecklistMoving to a new city or state can be intimidating, especially for people who have never made a long-distance move…moving & travel tips2012-01-31
AreaVibes Economic Suck FactorThe economic suck factor shows the cost of gas in comparison to the minimum wage and median household income…misc2012-01-26
Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the United States 2014Big cities are called �urban jungles� for a reason � they are frequently hot, humid and dangerous.…top 102011-11-30
The History of the Roller Coaster - InfographicFrom giant Russian ice slides to 121-degree inverted drops, roller coasters have had some highs and lows in their…infographics2011-08-16
Quiz For Kids - America Trivia QuizWelcome to the America trivia quiz for kids! Test your general knowledge about the United States of America with…kids2011-03-14
Top 10 Cities - EmploymentOver the past couple of years the American economy has been a bigger train wreck than Charlie Sheen at the end of…top 102011-02-22
The Lessons of Global DemographicsIt is fitting that I am writing this article on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day.…misc2011-01-21
Top 10 Worst Cities in America - Worst Places to Live 2011America - home of the brave, land of the proud � and breeding ground of some real dumps that make Osama Bin…top 102010-12-17
Top 10 Cities With the Lowest Crime in America 2014Unless you live in Gotham City and have Batman patrolling the streets, you're probably concerned about the crime…top 102010-12-07
Top 10 Cities With the Lowest Cost of Living in America 2014It's nice to know that some cities still offer an affordable cost of living. There are a few hidden gems out…top 102010-11-29
A Guide to Moving with KidsMany experts consider moving or relocating to be one of the most stressful times of a person�s life. Leaving…kids2010-11-18
A Student's Guide to Traveling the Solar SystemThe solar system is made up of: the Sun, four inner planets, four outer planets, dwarf planets, moons, satellite…kids2010-10-12
Virtual Travel: Online Field Trips for StudentsArranging a field trip entails a lot of work. Educators have to send out permission slips, and make arrangements…kids2010-10-12
Travel Around The World: Geography Web Quests for KidsStudying geography globally increases knowledge of places and environments worldwide. The skills gained from…kids2010-10-12
The Ultimate Travel Guide for US CitizensTravel is one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in the world. In 2008, the Office of Travel & Tourism…moving & travel tips2010-10-12
The Ultimate Guide to Traveling OverseasTraveling overseas can be an enlightening and enjoyable experience. Absorbing the natural beauty and learning…moving & travel tips2010-10-07
Top 10 Cities - Best Places To Live 2011Everybody loves a Top 10 List, and with apologies to David Letterman we have come up with our own, for the 10…top 102010-09-30
Communities: The City, the Suburbs, and the CountryLiving in a community of some type is an important part of one’s life. The feeling of community exists…moving & travel tips2010-09-26
Travel America - Your Guide to 25 Must See SpotsAmerica is full of history and fun. Built on immigrants and creativity this country boasts beautiful landmarks…attractions & things to do2010-09-26
A Guide For Moving To A New CityMoving can be a stressful and exciting time. Planning ahead of time can save you and your family hours of extra…moving & travel tips2010-09-26