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Best Places to Live: Douglas County, CO

March 22, 2012

If you’re considering a move to Colorado and are wondering about the local job climate, you’ll be happy to learn that Douglas County, Colorado was ranked #4 in the nation for job growth in 2011 by CNN Money in their article “Where the jobs are.” A big part of the reason for this county’s impressive job stats is the six Fortune 500 companies that make their headquarters there. Companies like Sprint Nextel and Dish Network provide hundreds of jobs for Douglas County residents. Nestled just…

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Best Places to Live: Loudoun County, VA

January 30, 2012

Beneath the sunlit vineyards and antebellum charm of Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County beats the heart of a thriving tech industry. Named one of Money Magazine‘s 25 places “Where the Jobs Are” and Forbes‘ “10 Best Places to Get Ahead,” this area has experienced 75.3% job growth in the last decade and boasts one of the highest median household incomes in the U.S.   It’s no wonder. Loudoun County and its neighbor, Fairfax County, are home to the Dulles Technology Corridor, a 25-mile stretch along Virginia…

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Best Places to Live: Fort Collins, CO

December 5, 2011

Year after year, Fort Collins, Colorado appears on Money magazine’s list of “Best Places to Live,” and it’s not hard to see why. Twenty-nine miles of hiking and biking trails along the scenic front range of the Rocky Mountains, a quaint Old Town historic district with dozens of restaurants and shops, a growing microbrew community, and a thriving art scene are just a few of the area’s highlights. Fort Collins job market On the surface, Fort Collins seems like any other small college town: university-focused…

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Best Places to Live: Jacksonville, FL

October 20, 2011

Maybe it’s the 80,000 acres of parkland and nature preserves, the miles of sun-drenched beaches or the outstanding air quality. Maybe it’s the world-class performing arts, the 40+ museums or the pro sports. However you slice it, Jacksonville’s unique blend of outdoor adventure and urban vitality puts it on our list of best places to live. We’re not the first to spot Jacksonville’s star qualities. The coastal metropolis was ranked one of “America’s 50 Best Cities” by Bloomberg Businessweek, #3 in Forbes‘ “Happiest Cities to…

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