Samuel Stebbins, Grant Suneson and Michael B. Sauter 24/7 Wall Street Published 7:30 AM EDT Oct 22, 2018 There are nearly 20,000 villages, towns, and cities, across the nearly 3.8 million square miles that comprise the United States. More than 1-in-10 Americans move each year, and suffice it to say, when it comes to choosing a place to settle down, they have options. For many, deciding on a place to call home is influenced by subjective or personal variables like climate, proximity to friends and family, or a job opportunity. For those with greater flexibility, however, there are dozens of objective factors to consider, as overall quality of life can vary considerably from town to town and city to city. In an ideal community, the streets are safe and those who want a job have little difficulty finding one. An ideal city is also an affordable one, a place where residents can keep more of their disposable income. A range of transportation options and easy access to entertainment … [Read more...] about What are the best cities to live in? These 50 top the list in the US
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Mike Snider USA TODAY Published 12:01 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, which sits in a county dubbed the "Garden Spot of America," is now considered the top place to retire in the nation. Lancaster tops the latest U.S. News & World Report list of the 2019 Best Places to Retire in the United States, out Wednesday. The city – situated in south central Pennsylvania less than two hours from Philadelphia and three hours from New York City – held the No. 2 spot in U.S. News' list last year but vaulted past Sarasota, Florida, in this new list. Sarasota dropped to No. 3, while two other Florida cities moved up: Fort Myers took the No. 2 spot, up from No. 15 last year, and Lakeland was No. 10, up from No. 26. Pittsburgh climbed three spots to No. 5, while Grand Rapids, Michigan, dropped from No. 4 to No. 6. Three Texas cities made the top 10: Austin rose five spots to No. 4, San Antonio fell five spots to No. 8, and … [Read more...] about Best places to retire in the US: Check out U.S. News & World Report list
0 Have your say By Simon Carter OK, time to come clean. Before joining The News in February, I worked at the Southern Daily Echo newspaper for 15 years, breathing Southampton air for all that time and managing to survive with my health intact.But please, those of you who pull a face whenever the 'S' word is mentioned, don't hold my employment history against me. And anyway, you'd have been a keen fly on the wall at some of the editorial meetings we had.That's because we often looked down the M27 towards Portsmouth with an envious eye.For several years we badgered the local council to do something, anything, to give Southampton city that elusive WOW factor. And why did we do that? Because Portsmouth was stealing so much of the south Hampshire glory, that's why. As a paper, we were at times envious of Portsmouth.The Spinnaker Tower might have ended up going wildly over budget, but the undoubted fact was this – it went up, structurally as well … [Read more...] about Portsmouth v Southampton: Where is the best place to live?
Why these Commonwealth students think Northern Ireland is a great place to live and study BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A leading Northern Ireland academic wants an annual event to celebrate the contribution made by people from Commonwealth countries to the province. Professor Alistair Adair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University, floated the idea after students and staff from 53 countries were treated to a 'big lunch' at the university. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/why-these-commonwealth-students-think-northern-ireland-is-a-great-place-to-live-and-study-37151055.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37151053.ece/cf0f2/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-07-25_lif_42746125_I2.JPG Email A leading Northern Ireland academic wants an annual event to celebrate the contribution made by people from Commonwealth countries to the province. Professor Alistair Adair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Ulster University, floated the idea after students and staff from 53 … [Read more...] about Why these Commonwealth students think Northern Ireland is a great place to live and study
ON the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush generation on our soil, I can’t help but think how far we have come. Looking at the face that England is currently showing the world — our young World Cup team — it is remarkable that, of the 23 players in the squad, no fewer than 11 have African or Caribbean heritage. Several players can claim both white and black families, the so-called dual heritage. Yet, it was not so long ago that otherwise reasonable adults believed mixing between races would produce only problems. When a white early girlfriend brought me home to meet her parents I can still recall her dad’s obvious struggle to hide his shock and disappointment. You don’t have to be a Love Island regular to realise that it’s very different for today’s young people. Wes and Laura, an interracial couple (albeit an on/off one) on the show, are hardly a novelty. Harry and Meghan are now among the two million or so British … [Read more...] about Our modern, multiracial society should be a lesson to the world — Britain is easily best place to live for people of colour