Where Renting Trumps Owning

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You might take for granted that cities are renter hubs while more rural areas are where the homeowners reside. Considering cities’ limited space and transient career-chasers not looking for the long-term commitment of a home, that’s a fair guess. Yet, of more than 400 urbanized areas around the country with a population greater than 100,000, […]

Hashing Out Political Issues on Twitter

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For the next topic in our Best Places to Live series, we’re granting you front-row access to the states’ debate on politics. What does Twitter reveal about the home of the free? Political topics are hot — especially on social media. Citizens are sounding off on social media, and what they tweet contains some of […]

Spring Broke: How to Make the Most of a Staycation

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As you read this, your friends are booking their flights and packing their bags for tropical destinations like Puerto Vallarta, South Padre Island, and the Dominican Republic. If you’re not going with them, you’ve got a choice to make: be as salty as their ocean air blowing into their waterfront suites, or make a plan […]

Cost & Opportunity: Health Care Jobs

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ABODO’s Cost and Opportunity series is an attempt to identify which cities are best for renters in a variety of employment fields. There’s a delicate balance between job concentration and monthly rent prices: Just because you can find an affordable one-bedroom, that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to find a job in your field. And […]