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Discover Hampden: Baltimore’s Hidden Gem

March 6, 2017

What was once a working-class mill town in north Baltimore has evolved into a lively, eclectic neighborhood that radiates city pride. Hampden, which gained its fame from John Waters’ movies, such as Hairspray, was named one of “The 12 Coolest Neighborhoods in America” by thrillist.com.   What makes this Charm City neighborhood so incredibly, well… charming? For starters, its main thoroughfare, 36th Street (known to locals as simply “The Avenue”), is home to myriad art galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques.   The neighborhood…

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A Closer Look at Aurora, Colorado’s Fastest-Growing Community

February 24, 2017
Copperleaf Entrance

Colorado homebuyers looking for an amenity-rich community south of Denver are often drawn to Copperleaf in Aurora. Today’s guest blog comes from the Copperleaf masterplan and speaks to all the advantages of buying at this extraordinary location. Enjoy! At Copperleaf, one of Aurora’s fastest growing new home communities, there is  an abundance of resources to nurture and enrich just about every aspect of your life…from spacious, high-quality homes, to exceptional Cherry Creek Schools and diverse community amenities, to a vast network of unique parks, trails…

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Dining and Shopping Options in St. Johns Town Center Getting a Makeover

January 24, 2017
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Homeowners in Jacksonville enjoy a number of luxury amenities with even more on the horizon. Many unique restaurant and shopping options are coming to the St. Johns Town Center this year. Dining Current Favorites: Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails: This locally owned and operated restaurant features local, sustainable ingredients. They even used recycled and reclaimed content for much of the building process. Don’t forget to try the cheddar biscuit tots and handmade gnocchi. The Loop: The Loop boasts quick, high-quality menu options. This restaurant can only…

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Day in the Life: Moving to Orlando, Florida

December 1, 2016
Downtown Orlando buildings

There is no shortage of things to do in Orlando, Florida. In fact, the popular vacation destination is home to over a dozen theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld®, Legoland® and that one with the mouse.   But as any Orlando resident can attest, life in and around this vibrant city doesn’t have to revolve around tourist attractions. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and recreation opportunities geared toward area residents. Here’s a glimpse at what a typical Saturday might look like for those…

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New Home Communities Across the Puget Sound

November 1, 2016
The Lennon home exterior at Sunrise at Mill Valley

From the lush, green landscape and breathtaking beauty of Mt. Rainier to the abundant outdoor recreation and booming job market (opportunities abound at top aircraft, tech and telecommunications companies!), it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to call the Puget Sound home. If you’re looking to settle down in the state known for its mild temperatures, extensive marine shoreline and absence of income tax, check out our latest and greatest communities in the Seattle metropolitan area. The Village at University Place • From the…

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