Is Your Community a Top 10 Place to Play?

Here at RelocateAmerica, we are hot on the trail of America’s “Top 10 Places to Play”.

Have you voted for your favorite yet?
We want to hear what makes your communities great places to gather with family and friends, whether it’s endless attractions, colorful festivals, farmer’s markets, beautiful parks, vibrant nightlife, spectacular shopping, an abundance of arts and culture, or trails for biking and hiking.
In other words, how does your community spell F-U-N?
My family and I just returned from a week at the beach, where the toughest decision we had to make was which to do first: hit the beach or one of the three pools at our hotel (which was all our four year old cared about).
Although relaxation and “doing nothing” are important factors in what makes a vacation fun, we’re looking for those things that really are worthy of a top 10 ranking.
You have until August 31 to “wow” us.
We’ll announce the results on September 2.
Cast your vote today!

RelocateAmerica Announces Top 10 Cities for 2011

Being named a Top 100 Place to Live  is a big deal.  It fuels economic development and improves quality of life. It fosters community pride  and creates opportunities for marketing tourism, relocation, business and industry.  Of the 100 U.S. cities  named to RelocateAmerica’s list for 2011,  there are 10 that have won the American Idol for…

Vote for America’s Favorite Farmers Markets

Is there anything more wholesome and All-American (besides motherhood and apple pie) than a farmers market on a summer day? In addition to being able to buy fresh-picked  produce directly from local growers, farmers markets create a sense of community. There’s something about meeting and talking with the farmer who picked your  corn that morning…

Building a Sustainable Future That Lasts

Fact:  Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to power a television for three hours and burn a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. –www.thinkgreen.com Once I get past the reality that I currently have enough aluminum cans in my garage to power every television in my neighborhood, I realize the impact that such an…

14 Years Celebrating America’s TOP Places

Wow! Its been 14 years now that we have been reporting to our users the top places to live, work & play in America. Its our mission to bring the best overall list consisting of  everything from large cities to small towns and everything in between. As we determine the list each year, our team…

Relocation and Housing

The housing market continues to generate a myriad of Internet articles. And because of the direct hand-in-hand relationship between housing and relocation, we are paying attention. Here is a sample of some of the highlights from the past week. Buying a home as an investment has taken quite a hit in the recent years. Previously,…

July 2010 Employment Report

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released its July report on the state of employment and economic uncertainty remains at the forefront. The unemployment rate remains at 9.5 percent and private employers added 71,000 new jobs in July. The May and June numbers were also reduced  to more accurately represent the employment situation. Investors turned…

Improved Housing Markets – 2014

While RelocateAmerica focuses primarily on relocation news that affects each calendar year,  it never hurts to glimpse into the proverbial crystal ball and forecast the housing market future. That is exactly what this linked article provides – a look at the most improved housing markets for 2014. The research was conducted by Fiserv Case-Shiller and…

WSJ’s Where Housing is Headed

The Wall Street Journal recently released its quarterly survey on where housing is headed. The report is well sourced and provides some interesting information detailing five major categories for 28 metropolitan areas. Being the Wall Street Journal, its very New York-centric, which shouldn’t be too surprising based on its readership and the simple fact that…

Short Sales for Relocating New HomeBuyers

Short sales offer a tremendous opportunity to relocating individuals and families. If there is an upside to the recent economic downturn, relocating homebuyers may be at the apex. This is not to downplay the grim reality of underwater mortgages and sellers unable to maintain their properties, but simply, the other side of the coin not…