- 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: Fort Collins is a beautiful, high energy, and accommodating city. There is great public transportation across the entire city. More restaurants then anyone could imagine with a vast diversity in the choices. Fantastic night life in the down town area with many locally owned shops and boutiques. Hiking trails and camping get-away just fifteen minutes from the city in the gorgeous Horse-tooth Reservoir! It has been a very fun five years of living in this city. Definitely a place where I would strongly consider retiring!
- 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: The city of Virginia Beach has everything anyone could ask for in a city! Everyone is represented fairly in this military based residential area. With the protection of military bases nearby and the presence of vets this is truly a patriotic environment. Not to mention the beach has made topped the list for most visited beach on the east coast of America! Also the schools are fantastic and cater around the growth of the children with most schools having 4 or more stars. In conclusion, if you plan on moving to the tidewater area you will be pleasantly surprised with the welcoming community here.
- 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 home to many small town people and is now becoming a hot spot for out of state residents. It is small enough yet big enough. Boise is usually ranked on the top cities articles. More and more people are moving to Boise to raise their families. Boise school district is ranked one of the top in the nation. This little gem has everything you need from outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, water sports, winter sports to a decent night life, exposure to culture in the form of music, dance, theater, food, and the local Basque block. It has also become a popular spot for wine lovers and home grown local brews!
- 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
Current Resident: Henderson is a surprise for those that are new to the Valley and it is quite a pleasant surprise, even to some Las Vegas residences. How it has grown! Different reasons to live here as many different lifestyles there are. We have more likeness and similarities. Not far from the city strip that brings people from all corners of the world together in the desert. Friendly, welcoming community, with extensive trail systems. The spring time has offered an easy, comfortable setting and also holds truth as a warning that the comfort simply wont last before the summer heat cranks. Something for all variety of ages, people, animals and interests! Join a club, a church, an exercise class, take a hike with a rescue team, pick one of a handful of museums, learn to sew or crochet, visit a spa, go to a local market, gamble if you wish but the "other" list of things to do in this area is far from limited. Beautiful it is in Henderson Nevada.
- 277,872 Population
- City in Massachusetts
Nearby Resident: Cambridge Massachusetts is a wonderfully vibrant and exciting city. I have lived in the text town over my whole life and I have gone to school and worked there for many years. Cambridge is the home of many colleges, which bring such a wide variety of people to the city which make it incredibly diverse. I really enjoy how many different areas there are in the city, there is something for everyone. Everywhere you turn there are amazing restaurants and shops to explore. Having worked in the school systems in Cambridge they are wonderful, which isn't much of a surprise seeing as though the city is known for their world-class education. I also love how many health-focused stores and restaurants there are as well having areas for outdoor exercise and encouraging bike riding over driving. The only downside to Cambridge is that all of these wonderful qualities make it a rather expensive place to live. However, I love this city and consider it be my home!
- 108,757 Population
- City in Texas
Current Resident: I've been all over the US, traveled to Europe five different times and I have always been grateful to return to Texas' most western city. The Mexican culture is the best thing about our community (I'm Caucasian) and race doesn't seem to be quite the issue it is in other major cities. Weather is the second best thing. Though summers can be hot, the dry heat is easy. A person can play golf in the middle of the day nine 9 out of the year. In the summer we enjoy the outdoors in the mornings & evenings - no humidity. Safety is third. There is not an area in town that you don't feel safe; day or night. Friendliness is #4. Having sunshine most days, our smiles reflect this same light to visitors and residents alike. From easy driving in the city to access to an international airport, travel is never a burden. What to be where living is easy, people are genuinely friendly and your safety is secure? El Paso, Texas is the place you want to be!
- 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: Irving has such a diverse atmosphere not only in the public schools but community held events. Which get people outside of their homes to meet the other community members, in the 18 years I have been living here this new experience they brought is phenomenal and I hope they continue to do this for years to come. My favorite was the Christmas Jubilee where companies in the community came out and served food for free as well as holding different activities for younger kids and teenagers. I was amazed by the turn out yet to realize Irving is such a diverse place filled with different cultures that should be embraced!
- 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: Lincoln will give you City life with a small town feel. Everyone here is nice and always willing to help others. The city is growing and improving to give residents more things to do.
People here are very passionate about the university’s football, volleyball and basketball teams. The football team’s spring practice game is sold out this year. That is 90,000 people watching a practice!
- 273,018 Population
- City in California
Niche User: Pasadena is the perfect city for singles, couples and families alike. Situated in the Suburbs of Los Angeles County, this city has the perfect weather and atmosphere. Beautiful houses and amazing apartments and condos. There are many areas full of great restaurants and shopping while having access to major freeways. With such beautiful landscapes and buildings it is perfect for walking and hanging out around the city safely. A great city to live!
- 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 North Dakota
Current Resident: I love living in north Fargo. It's a city big enough to have everything you could possibly need, but it also has that small town feel to it. You don't have to drive for half an hour just to get to a grocery store or a bank, for example. Finding a job in Fargo is extremely easy and since it is the Midwest, most people are very friendly. The only thing I dislike about Fargo is the crime rate and safety. Things that happen "in the movies" happens here and that's a bit nerve wracking. Other than that, I truly love Fargo and think it's a city of success and opportunities!
- 115,950 Population
- City in California
Current Resident: I've been living in Santa Rosa for my entire life and have enjoyed everything about Santa Rosa! First things first, Santa Rosa is a joyous city that features activities all year round. For example the Fair that comes near the end of every summer, or the Wednesday Night Markets that occur near downtown. Another great thing about Santa Rosa is how close it is to other great places; such as Napa, San Francisco, Sacramento and the coast. Santa Rosa is a great environment for families to enjoy the warm weather in the summer, and the chilly days of winter.
- 173,165 Population
- City in Wisconsin
Current Resident: I just moved to Madison about 9 months ago from Chicago, IL. In comparison to Chicago, Madison is a smaller, more diverse and open city. I say that it is open because people here are so open-minded to life and art. I love the scenery downtown. There is always something to do and as a broke college student, I appreciate the fact that usually those activities are pretty cheap. Each week you will find something to do, that is, at least in the summer time. In the winter, you will learn to hibernate. The winters are ridiculous and the only time you want to go outside is if you absolutely have to! There are plenty of job opportunities for sure though because when I first came up here, there was a "Now Hiring" on every corner! I came here to gain three different jobs! Overall, I am pleased with my stay here in Madison, Wisconsin. I feel so much safer. However, I do not feel secure financially and that is the goal. To be able to sustain is my goal.
- 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