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12 Best Places to Live in 2019

Our curated list of where to live and how to live there

America’s biggest burgs have become thriving adventure hubs, home to a new breed of outdoor athletes who paddleboard before work, bike singletrack at lunch, and hit the climbing gym before dinner. Here’s where and how to join the fun. Continue at Source: The 12 Best Places to Live in 2019

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5 countries to retire in if you find New Zealand too expensive

Fed up with NZ? Why not spend your golden years somewhere sunny and affordable?

As patriotic as New Zealanders can be, most of us are well aware Aotearoa is far from perfect.

With its relatively high cost of living, inclement winter weather and remoteness from just about everywhere, it can be tempting to contemplate upping and leaving for pastures greener, skies bluer and property prices far less financially ruinous.

If you no longer have work to worry about, your options are almost endless. Here are a few ideas for those in or approaching retirement – or fantasising about doing it early. Continue at Source: Five countries to retire in if you find New Zealand too expensive

Top 6 places to live in Sussex

Moving to Sussex? This helpful guide will show you all the best areas the county has to offer.

If you’re a fan of Cate Blanchett, The Cure or Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, why not follow in their footsteps by moving to the stunning county of Sussex.

Piers Morgan lives there too, but we don’t tend to mention it – we don’t want to put you off.

Boasting a number of high-profile celebrities, the county is the sunniest place you can live in the UK, according to three decades worth of Met Office records.

Plus, with the South Downs on its doorstep, a truly stunning coastline and close proximity to London, it’s not hard to see why Sussex is such a popular destination. Continue at Source: Top six places to live in Sussex

10 best places to live in America in 2019

Analyzing the data from the CNBC America’s Top States for Business study, we reveal the 10 states that get the highest marks for low crime, inclusiveness, a strong health system and a healthy environment.

If you could live anywhere in America, where would that be? By the numbers, these are the states that offer the best quality of life. That’s because they offer everything people yearn for: job opportunities, affordable housing, great schools, a low cost of living, affordable health care and a clean environment.

Good quality of life is also good business. What better selling point could there be for a company looking to attract the best talent than to offer a great location for employees to settle down and raise a family. In this tight labor market, companies are increasingly realizing how important this is for their strategic growth plans. It is why Quality of Life is one of the key categories worth 300 out of 2,500 points in CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business 2019 rankings. We use hard data to evaluate all 50 states as places to live — factors including crime rates, local attractions, environmental quality and inclusiveness as measured by legal protections written into state laws.

Here are the states that lead the rankings for being the best places to live in the U.S. this year. Continue at Source: These are the best places to live in America in 2019

25 best states to live for 20-somethings, where jobs are booming and rent is affordable

Young millennials can ease into adulthood by living in affordable places that offer room for job growth. Here are the best places for them to live.

It can be daunting for a young 20-something to transition into adulthood, but living in the right location can ease the process.

MoneyRates.com recently ranked the best states for young millennials to live in, including Washington, DC. It grouped eight sets of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau into three major categories — job market, affordability and access, and lifestyle, awarding each state an average ranking in each category.

Turns out, Midwestern states like North Dakota and Iowa have the most factors that appeal to millennials. Nebraska, for example, has a higher proportion of young adults than places like New York and California, according to the report.

Below, see the ranking of best places to live for young 20-somethings. We included the unemployment rate for those ages 20 to 24, the median rent, and the number of bars, pubs, and nightclubs per capita. Continue at Source: The 25 best states to live for 20-somethings, where jobs are booming and rent is affordable

10 Most Expensive Luxury Motorhomes In The World

There’s plenty of privacy here! We found 10 of the most expensive motorhomes on the market that are so nice, you’ll never want to leave.

Traveling with a family in motorhome sounds fun at first, but there are many struggles like space, having a broken water line, or a broken toilet. However, for people who can afford a small fortune, is possible to have a luxurious motorhome with customized features. Those vehicles make it easy to forget that you are on the road.

There are some companies specialized in luxury motorhomes. Most of them invest a lot in technology, optimizing spaces, and bringing luxury items to their products. Of course, it increases the price and they can cost more than some houses. Here are the 10 most expensive motorhomes available on the market today. Continue at Source: 10 Most Expensive Luxury Motorhomes In The World

12 Smart Places to Retire

These college towns aren’t just for students. Along with a mix of classes, culture and community, they offer first-class health care and modest taxes.

If you are among the growing number of people thinking about moving in retirement, we have some great suggestions—in fact, 12 of them.

Each of the cities and towns here is home to at least one college or university that offers access to concerts, interesting lectures and sports (without final exams and 8 a.m. French class). Most of our cities have a moderate cost of living, and all are located in states that exempt all or a portion of retirement income from taxes. Because health care is an important concern for retirees, our cities also have at least one hospital nearby that has received four or five stars—the highest rating—from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Continue at Source: 12 Smart Places to Retire

10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas 2019

We judged the following finalists by their exteriors—but when it comes to homes, we think that’s ok.

Scroll through for this year’s favorites of all different neighborhoods, styles, and eras. (We’ve even planned a driving tour for you. You’re welcome.)

Why We Love It: In the words of the homeowner, this house “epitomizes midcentury modern.” When the owners bought it in 2004, it was in teardown condition—the previous owner had died a few years before. But the new residents took loving care to restore it to its full glory. “All we wanted to do was breathe life into it and resuscitate it,” says the homeowner. “The lines were so pure and quietly beautiful.” Continue at Source: The 10 Most Beautiful Homes in Dallas 2019 – D Magazine

 21 Great Places Near the Mountains for Early Retirement

Of our 50 picks for the best place to retire early in each state, 21 offer the added benefit of nearby mountains to climb (or merely gaze upon) during your retirement.

Once you’ve made that difficult climb to achieve financial independence early, why not enjoy some literal climbs in your early retirement? America’s mountain majesties can be found in many locations all over the country, and many provide a perfect setting for you to get outdoors, stay fit and gain some perspective on your new life. Plus, higher altitudes also give you cooler weather and less humidity.

We pinpointed 50 great places in the U.S. for early retirees—one in each state—focusing on living costs, median incomes and poverty rates for residents ages 45 to 64, as well as local tax environments and labor markets (just in case you want to dip back into the workforce and stretch your retirement savings further). Of our 50 picks, these 21 destinations offer the added benefit of nearby peaks and valleys to explore. Continue at Source: Early Retirement Cities: 21 Great Places Near the Mountains to Retire

All The Best Beach Towns to Live in The United States 2019

Living by the beach is the ultimate dream for many Americans. After all, beachside communities often represent a relaxed and luxurious way of life. But few realize their dream of living by the water, precisely because of the misconception that beach towns are relatively more expensive and generally less livable than landlocked cities. Continue at Source: 2019’s Best Beach Towns to Live in