Most popular places to move to this summer in the …

Most popular places to move to this summer in the  …

From the East coast to the West coast; from the Northern border down to the South, there are so many incredible places to live within the United States. From state to state, the culture, scenery, atmosphere and weather, all offer something special that can’t be found anywhere else. And while it’s amazing to live in such a diverse country, deciding on the location of your next home can seem impossible. Fortunately, US News released a list of the top ten places to live in the United States.

1. Austin, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, except for the cost of living, that is. Austin is one of the more affordable places to live, offering you the opportunity to seize the advantages associated with having no state income tax, affordable gas prices, inexpensive food, affordable real estate – and that’s to name a few.

The benefits don’t end there either. The job market is thriving, the weather is beautiful – either spring or summer, the people are friendly, and there’s always something to do when in Texas.

2. Colorado Springs, Colorado

For any outdoor enthusiasts, anywhere in Colorado is a must. Colorado Springs, specifically, is often listed as one of the top destinations to visit in the United States, and living there is just as great. This beautiful city comes with a low cost of living, plenty of career and business opportunities (the 12th best according to Forbes), low taxation, great schools and of course, the most stunning scenery you could ever imagine.

3. Denver, Colorado

If you don’t fancy Colorado Springs (how could you not?), explore the possibility of moving to Denver. Just like the prior, it offers some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, a low cost of living, an abundance of employment opportunities, endless opportunities for entertainment, and a stress-free, easy style of living.

4. Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa? You bet! Des Moines is often dubbed as one of the most underrated states, but it’s quickly growing in popularity, due to its low cost of living, affordable real estate, some of the best schools and high-rated educational opportunities. The traffic is minimal, the atmosphere has a small-town vibe, you get four seasons and you get a relaxing lifestyle.

5. Fayetteville, Arkansas

If you’re looking for funky, thriving and hospitable, this Southern city is definitely a place to consider moving to. Fayetteville has that Southern touch you’re looking for, along with all the arts and culture you desire for entertainment. The real estate is affordable, the cost of living is low, and the weather is ideal, offering all four seasons with the colder ones only lasting a couple days or so.

6. Portland, Oregon

Escape the concrete jungle and submerge yourself in the beautiful nature, eccentric arts and diverse culture found well throughout Oregon. The unofficial motto of the city is, “Keep Portland Weird”, making this fun, playful city a must-move for the free-spirited. It’s a well-rounded area that offers a little something for everyone.

7. Huntsville, Alabama

Sweet home Alabama. What was once known as being an unexciting farm town is now on the list of the top ten places to live in the United States. Huntsville, Alabama is recognized for having the most educated population, a thriving arts and culture community and a long list of entertainment opportunities and living options for both young professionals and retirees.

8. Washington, DC

Enjoy the perks of living in a big city. Moving to Washington, DC means you’ll never have a problem finding things to do, places to eat, museums to see, parks to hike – and the list goes on. Washington also has a thriving job market, making it a popular place for anyone looking to upgrade their career.

9. Minneapolis, Minnesota

For the history buffs desiring to find a historic home to call their own, Minneapolis is a great place to start looking. In addition to the historic atmosphere and architecture found well throughout, Minneapolis has all the luxuries of big city living without taking away from its small-town vibe. Spend the day exploring one of the many museums or enjoying entertainment at a huge sports stadium, and finish it off with a quiet stroll through one of the many parks that make up The Land of 10,000 Lakes.

10. Seattle, Washington

You don’t have to be a pluviophile to enjoy living in Seattle. In fact, Seattle gets less rain than Boston, Philadelphia, Miami and New York City on a yearly basis. So, don’t let this misconception fool you. Seattle is bright and beautiful. The scenery is unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else in the world; the culture is calm, patient and kind, the nightlife is thriving, the job opportunities are endless and when you aren’t enjoying the luxuries of a big city, you can easily escape into nature. From hiking trails to ski resorts, wineries, parks and more, Seattle is all about that nature-life.

If you’re looking to move this summer, these are the places to consider. And when you have Bekins Moving Solutions, all you have to worry about is finding your new humble abode. We’ll do all the rest for you.