- City in Texas
Current Resident: College Station is home to Texas A&M University, the largest University in the state of Texas and one of the largest in the nation. Texas A&M is truly a world renounced College. The city here is unlike anywhere else in the world. College Station has a small city vibe with the feel of a large metropolitan area. There are unbelievable people here from all over the world. A unique fact is that almost half of the population of the city is students and the average age of a resident in College Station is only 22! The city got its name from the train station that runs directly through the heart of the city. College Station is also the fastest growing city in Texas of its size. There is truly no other place like it in the world and it’s the kind of place you just have to visit to experience it!
- 104,684 Population
- City in Colorado
Current Resident: Active, adorable town. CSU is located here which contributes to many jobs and they have many academic programs. Shopping is great all over town, not to mention great restaurants on just about every corner! It is nestled next to the foothills so there is lots of mountain access for boating, hiking, mountain biking, riding horses, and many other things. There are family friendly activities offered through the city on a regular basis. Healthcare is top of the line and Poudre Valley Hospital a magnet rated hospital also a part of UChealth is amazing and will take care of all your medical needs! There is something for everyone in this friendly town!
- 157,251 Population
- City in Georgia
Current Resident: I absolutely love living in Sansy Springs, Georgia! I have been here for a little over ten years, and this city has afforded me many opportunities that I otherwise wouldn't have had in the small town that I am from. Sandy Springs has everything a person could need or want in close proximity. I would highly recommend Sandy Springs living to anyone that would be interested. I especially love the sense of community in Sandy Springs. Not to mention the awesome police department that keeps their citizens safe. All in all, there's nothing I can say negatively about Sandy Springs!
- 102,212 Population
- City in Arizona
Current Resident: Scottsdale is considered a luxurious city. We have plenty of visitors/tourist through the year. Some come for the heat during the summer and come for the winter months because there the live 65 degrees is a heavenly temperature to be in. We have some of the best dining options imaginable. You can go to neighboorhood restaurants or go to the five-star resorts, and eat with some of the best views. If you want to do some shopping while on a trip to Scottsdale you can go to many of our malls, whether it's outdoor or indoor we have many different options; from high-end luxury products to inexpensive items as well. We also have some of the best family-friendly neighbors. From what I see parents are so kind and their kids grow up in school together and everyone is friends with everyone. All in all, Scottsdale is a family friendly neighboorhood and would love to have any new people in the city!
- 234,495 Population
- City in Virginia
Current Resident: It's a very fun place to live with lots of stuff to do, especially in the summer! Even though we experience all 4 seasons, many people enjoy Virginia Beach simply for the summer and well, the beach. At the ocean front their are always people, no matter what the season. Even though most of us born and raised in Virginia Beach are summer people, we have a beautiful fall and winter. There are a ton of things to do when it snows, especially on all of the hills for sledding! Within Virginia Beach, you can go one way and be in the country and go the opposite way and be at the Ocean. From whales and turtles to cows and chicken there's so many fun and exciting things. Virginia Beach is an amazing place to not only be raised in, but to simply just live!
- 449,733 Population
- City in Illinois
Current Resident: My experiences living in Elgin, Illinois have been nothing but pleasant. I attended Elgin High School, and graduated a semester early. The Elgin Police Department does a phenomenal job at keeping the city safe. The nightlife of Elgin varies on people's areas of interest. I like how the Real Estate Market has been improving. I like how Elgin contains grocery stores that provide organic goods to sustain healthy living such as The Fresh Market. Commute time is great! Elgin has three train stations off of the Metra Milwaukee District West Line, and the train connects to other west suburbs of Chicago, as well as downtown Chicago. Cost of living in Elgin is pretty fair, however, rent in the downtown area is a little on the steep side. Job opportunities within the city include retail, accounting, civil engineering, parks and recreation, nursing, and teaching to name a few. Last but not least, my favorite thing about the city of Elgin is its diversity, as well how family friendly it is.
- 111,919 Population
- City in Virginia
Current Resident: Alexandria is a beautiful place to live, it has diverseness and has interest for everyone! Alexandria is about a 20 minute drive from D.C., although the traffic will make it seem longer. There are many things to do in Alexandria as well. There is Old town Alexandria and there is a variety of diverse different cultured foods in Old towne . There are big name clothing stores but little local ones too. There are beautiful little gardens and a waterfront that you can sit and enjoy your local ice cream. Alexandria is a great mixture for wanting to live close to the city but having your quiet time and being able to come back to your suburban neighborhoods.
- 151,473 Population
- City in Idaho
Current Resident: Boise is Idaho's capital city—both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports. Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park and Zoo Boise. Outdoor enthusiasts have year-round activities such as whiterafting, mountain biking, hiking and skiing. The Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails. This city has it all!
- 218,677 Population
- City in Texas
Niche User: Denton is the perfect town to experience a small town with big aspirations. The college population in Denton creates a culture of creative appreciation, whether it be of art, music, amazing food, or simply the culture of its citizens. The most beautiful historic things about Denton are its museums and public buildings near downtown, as well as the small restaurants and shops that have been here for years and support thriving communities.
Like all growing cities, there is a tendency for large corporations and gentrification to attempt to expand the economic value of the town. It's important that Denton and its citizens continue to support small businesses and sites that make the city great!
- 128,421 Population
- City in Nevada
Former Resident: Based on what my mom tells me, we practically live on the invisible border that separates Henderson from Las Vegas, just for clarification. It's a lot better than any of the other neighborhoods I've lived in. There's a Galaxy Theater right behind my place and a little central hub that has a small casino and stores, food hangouts, and ice cream! It's a cozy little area, and there's even a spot that helps you find a job if you're having trouble locating/applying. My mom and I visited once, and the workers there are all very helpful.
It's a nice place, and there's an inside joke among the community about the police. Since the crime rate in Henderson is substantially lower compared to its neighbors, they really have nothing to do but cruise. So if there ever IS an incident, even as small as a neighbor dispute, expect to see like 4 or 5 police cars. They are ALWAYS ready for the job.
- 277,872 Population
- City in Massachusetts
Current Resident: Everything about Cambridge is great! It's a very pretty city with remarkable history. It has one of the best colleges in the world; Harvard, which helped the city to be highly educated, even if they weren't Harvard students. There’s a significant number of highly intellectual people all around. Also, the city is rich in museums & galleries that encompasses a significant number historical artifacts & valuable knowledge. I also love how clean and environment friendly the city is. Plastic bags are prohibited & paper ones are charged to minimize waste. Recycling is really emphasized. Restaurants & cafes are endless! There are many highly reviewed places that are worth traveling to. Shopping is great at Cambridge! There are unlimited shopping options and there are many vintage and hand-made gift stores all around. People are nice and super friendly. The MBTA works well in Cambridge and connect it to the greater city of Boston, which makes commuting much easier.
- 108,757 Population
- City in Texas
Current Resident: I love living in El Paso! Yes, it's small, but the convenience that the weather is on the safe side, the people are friendly, and that the city is still growing, it makes it this city a great place to live in. There are a lot of different parts to El Paso and you will notice the demographics of where people come from. Commuting to these parts does take about 30-40 minutes, but it's not that bad even with public transportation or even taking an Uber or Lyft. Overall, El Paso is a nice town to start your life, especially raising a new family.
- 678,058 Population
- City in Texas
Current Resident: Brownsville is a small city full of culture. From a visitors perspective, all there is to the city is amazing (authentic) Mexican food, the Palo Alto Battlefield, and the border, but there is so much more once one has become better acquainted with the city. The restaurants and coffee shops that the downtown area has to offer are exquisite. Even though the area doesn't look like 6th street Austin, there are so many delicious and obscure places that the residents can't get enough of! Another aspect of the society that makes Brownsville so captivating is how closely knit mast every one is. Families here have been living in the city for generations upon generations, and have ties to other families. This feeling of closeness resonates with the environment and makes events like sombrero fest all the more compelling to be a part of. Overall, Brownsville is a lovely place to visit and live in because the size, location, and population of the community are just right.
- 182,110 Population
- City in Texas
Current Resident: Living in Irving is fantastic! You have so many opportunities that is around you at all times. From short commutes, to school districts and to jobs, Irving is a great place to raise a family and to live. I is close by two of Dallas's airports and is close to many highways around the DFW metroplex. The area has a lot of income friendly homes from low income to high income. The people in the area are awesome. Great place!
- 232,013 Population
- City in Connecticut
Current Resident: Born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut it has to be one of the most populated yet diverse cities in Connecticut. From the moment you enter Stamford you are welcomed by the beautifully lit lights that run along the train station. Now what other train station are as lit up as Stamford’s? Not to mention the towering buildings that are associate with major cooperations like WWE. With the view and the agricultural aspect of Stamford, the city offers their residents an amass of amenities in almost every neighborhood. From grocery store to favorite local restaurant Stamford has most of it. The school on the other hand can improve but it doesn’t stop most Stamford students to achieve their success. Now the residential aspect of Stamford can vary but that all depends on budget. Overall Stamford is a city that works!
- 127,410 Population
- City in Nebraska
Current Resident: There's always something to do in Lincoln no matter who you are. Downtown Lincoln is quite amazing as it's both antique, and modern. Strolls in the Haymarket are a perfect date, and concerts in the Arena are spectacular experiences. Whether it's for you, a small group, or your family, there's definitely an activity everyone will agree on. Year round is full of fun in the outdoors; from swimming to ice skating, or a nice bonfire with s'mores. Or on the rainy days, head to the theaters for a movie, or the Lied center for a performance. Football is a big deal here in Lincoln, NE, and you're bound to see husker red around every corner!
- 273,018 Population
- City in California
Current Resident: Pasadena is a wonderful city! There is all around access to most of the major attractions in southern California. It is a very diverse city with a lot of acceptance, heavily influenced by Los Angeles. Most people you meet on the street or in the store are generally nice and easy to have a conversation with. Pasadena itself is home of the Rose Bowl and offers exciting events year round. Those who live here are proud and happy to do so.
- 140,268 Population
- City in Texas
Former Resident: Ever since I was a little girl I've always adored the rich culture that Laredo has.
While it is in Texas, the Mexican culture that comes from across the border pours into our town, is what makes our city so full of life. The celebrations that are held during all the Mexican holidays are always spectacular! Filled with delicious authentic Mexican food,and wonderful Hispanic activities. They never cease to amaze the people of this town. The people in are community are always looking for new and better ways to improve our town. In addition, the way our people are willing to unite and help one another is just wonderful.
However if I did want one thing to change it'd be the nightlife. If we had more venues and events more often. I'm certain Laredo would be more of a city people would love to see.
All in all,because Laredo is full of rich Mexican culture, and a wonderful community it's a lovely place to live. If the nightlife was more rich Laredo would be more sought out.
- 251,671 Population
- City in Wisconsin
Current Resident: Green Bay is a great place to be if you like the Green Bay Packers! The whole city offers many fun things such as parks, museums, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, an amusement park, and the beautiful Lambeau Field.
- 104,951 Population
- City in North Dakota
Current Resident: Great atmosphere and so much to do! There is always new places to try including restaurant, bars, shopping centers. The town keeps growing each day. The town takes pride in being a tri-college community and supporting all sports teams.
- 115,950 Population
- City in California
Current Resident: Santa Rosa, California has been my hometown since my birth. Growing up Santa Rosa has been drastically changed. As a child I remember lots of empty acres of land available for sale. But today, Santa Rosa is huge with some many diverse cultures. You can get some of the best local food here in Santa Rosa. Feeling like taking a Cruze? You can take the back roads and enjoy a beautiful afternoon cruzing their the vineyards and the distant hills. Even though these recent fires have divested many and I personally. Santa Rosa has not stopped working and will continue to become a better place to live. I hope own day when I reach retirement age to come back to Santa Rosa and spend the rest of my life here! SANTA ROSA STRONG!
- 173,165 Population
- City in Wisconsin
Current Resident: I love Madison! I was born and raised here and am going to Edgewood College. The things that I love most about Madison is the community. Everywhere you go you know someone or your meeting someone new. There is often children and family events to goto that are free, and in the summer there are many concerts and events to enjoy your summer. You also can enjoy yourself seeing the capital and going on state-street to enjoy local foods, and great businesses for people that look to support locals.
- 246,034 Population
- City in South Dakota
Current Resident: Sioux Falls, SD, is a great town! It isn't too heavily populated with a lot to do. There are seasonal activities such as Great Bear for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing in winter and summer there is Wild Water West water park. Summer events such as Hot Harley Nights, Summer Nights, and the Sioux Falls Fair bring a lot of outdoor activities and concerts for everyone to enjoy. There is also the Falls Park, which the city is named after. It is well lit in the winter with Christmas lights and lights on the falls that change color. There is a large variety of restaurants and fast food places for great food. The Denny Premier Center has frequent concerts and sporting events. If the sport isn't played at the premier center then it is held at the Sanford Pentagon, where a lot of tournaments are also held. If I could change something about Sioux Falls, I would get Uber so one could have a way of getting home after going downtown and drinking.
- 167,884 Population
- City in California
Current Resident: Costa Mesa has been home to me on and off for the past 25 years. There is plenty to do in this city; from summer time fun at the OC fair to pumpkin patches off of Harbor Blvd in the fall. Costa Mesa is very family friendly with numerous schools, restaurants, and beaches close by. This city also has a great night life for adults, young and old alike, which makes living here exciting year round. Weather you are here for business, pleasure, or living, Costa Mesa has plenty to offer any type of person!
- 112,439 Population
- City in California
Current Resident: What I would like to see change is to lower the cost of living. In average, a one bedroom apartment might cost around $1300 plus other living expenses might be out of hand. I do understand that Disneyland might be one of the causes that allow the value of certain properties to go up but this is insane! For the most part, the residents of Anaheim are humble people that spent their days working hard. The nightlife in Anaheim is basically dead. All the nightlife from Anaheim migrates to Fullerton, to be more specific Downtown Fullerton. Which is not so far from Anaheim. Anaheim is a great place to raise a family because as much as it is filled with tough people who will not take attitude from others, it is filled with kind and humble people that love to help one another.
- 346,776 Population
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