In preparing for my upcoming move to Illinois, I was faced with a decision: live in a town of 9,500 on a quarter acre of land surrounded by neighbors, or live in the country surrounded by 2,000 acres of prairie. For me, the choice was clear.
This woman brings her Pomerian to the park and feeds the squirrels every morning.
When I first moved to my new city, I commuted two hours, which involved being driven to the train station, riding the train for an hour, riding the Metro, and then riding a bus. It was ridiculous and fortunately short lived. Now, I walk a mile to work, mostly through a city park that is blissfully quiet in the morning and bustling with happy activity in the evening.
We all have different opinions on what makes a great place to live. There are just so many things to consider. Ideally you'd get all or most of your criteria when you plan to settle down for a while in a specific town or city. Follow me after the jump to see what I have learned so far...
My favorite time of year in Washington, D.C. is cherry blossom season, which is right now. With the snow and freezing rain pounding down in Toronto, I've been thinking about how much I miss living in D.C. at this time of year. Along with pining over a home that got away, I'm feeling nostalgic for a former city.
Moving can be an exciting time for new opportunities and a change of scenery. If you're thinking of relocating, it's important to consider not only the best cities to live in, but also the ones to (possibly?) avoid. According to Forbes, the following 20 cities are the most miserable in America. Would you - or do you - live in one of them?
"We're starting a family, so we had to move out of the city." You hear this all the time, and for one good reason: high housing prices mean there most often simply isn't space to raise a family in an affordable apartment in the city. That's decidedly not the case, though, for this family of four in 540 square feet (with a dining room hidden in the photo above — can you see it?). More
I definitely, definitely do want to be here in my cit-aay, but urban living has its challenges: a lack of space and privacy, an abundance of noise and dirt, and a high price of admission. But, oh, the wonders to behold! Let's explore the ways we fit into our cityscapes in 2012… More
What with all the inspiration online, it's easy to spend hours immersed in beautiful photos, but I've recently been trying to slow down, pay attention, and find muses in the real world. Consequently, I've realized that my daily walks through my neighborhood inspire some of my best ideas, and it's often these glimpses into other people's homes that give me the best insight into my own. More