Top 10 Hybrid Vehicles to Buy in 2017

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With constant advances in hybrid technology, the selection and quality of hybrid vehicles increases every year. As consumers realize the value of reducing emissions and saving money on fuel, sales of hybrid vehicles have been on the rise, too.   Aside from the long-term savings on fuel expenses, hybrid vehicles are also helping to preserve … [Read more…]

3 Ways to Up Your Freelance Game in 2017

The start of a new year is an excellent time to look back on the past year’s accomplishments and set goals and initiatives for the New Year. Urban cities have seen a rise in freelancers, so we wanted to take the opportunity to offer a few tips to freelancers on how to maximize their freelance … [Read more…]

White House Walk Score: 83

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I’ve talked about this before, but DC measures well in terms of walk score – and the neighborhood where I used to live scored an 82. So, when American Classic Homes released the walk scores of some of the most famous houses in America, I wasn’t surprised to see that The White House ranked high with a score … [Read more…]

Consider the Cost of Living

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Cost of living is a difficult number to pin down. For example, it’s probably fair to say that moving from the midwest to the coast of California is going to all but guarantee you a hike in living expenses, but how do you calculate a numerical value? (Because last time I checked, you need actual … [Read more…]

That cookie cutter feel

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While there are plenty of economic and cultural arguments for dense, walkable neighborhoods connected by public transit, there’s also the aesthetic argument: Suburban streets are boring, cookie cutter shells of a community. This argument was among the first against suburban development. Before New Urbanists had fully articulated the myriad reasons dense cities are preferable to … [Read more…]