Thursday, April 10, 2014

Find Your Spot

I was reading comments on another blog the other day and someone mentioned You answer a bunch of questions about preferences {rolling hills, mountains, or beaches or I must have a grocery store in town, it would be nice, or I grow my own food, etc.} and tells you which cites best 'fit' you based on your selections.  Obviously we haven't left Iowa yet {which probably means we never will} but I can pray that we will someday!  So here were my top 25 locations... {and honestly?  I think it's pretty accurate!  Either way, it's fun to look at and dream about}  If you do this, tell me where it says you should be! :)

Augusta, GA
Augusta, GA Georgia’s Garden City
The Masters golf tournament is held in this Georgia town each year...
Population: 557,000 | Average Home Price: 85,600 | Precipitation: 44" | Snow: 1"
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC The Queen City
Home to First Union and Bank of America, this spot is renowned as a financial center...
Population: 1,532,000 | Average Home Price: 164,000 | Precipitation: 43" | Snow: 6"
Chesapeake-Virginia Beach, VA
Chesapeake-Virginia Beach, VA The Southern Tidewater Region
This Virginia beach town's annual Neptune Festival features sports competitions, an arts and crafts show, and a Grand Ball...
Population: 438,000 | Average Home Price: 234,000 | Precipitation: 44" | Snow: 1"
Hampton, VA
Hampton, VA City on the Chesapeake
The new Virginia Air and Space Center is located in this city, home of the first training facility for American astronauts...
Population: 137,400 | Average Home Price: 150,000 | Precipitation: 44" | Snow: 9"
Norfolk, VA
Norfolk, VA Heart of the Hampton Roads
This spot was the only American city completely destroyed and rebuilt in the Revolutionary War; a British cannonball in St. Paul's Church wall is a reminder...
Population: 1,671,700 | Average Home Price: 184,000 | Precipitation: 48" | Snow: 8"
Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA Rising Star of the South
Patrick Henry made his famous "give me liberty or give me death" speech at Saint John's Episcopal Church in this city in 1775...
Population: 204,200 | Average Home Price: 198,000 | Precipitation: 43" | Snow: 14"

Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL The Big Apple of the South 
This important city on Alabama's Black Warrior river is home to Stillman College and the University of Alabama...
Population: 90,500 | Average Home Price: 153,300 | Precipitation: 50" | Snow: 1"
Gainesville, FL
Gainesville, FL The Heart of Florida 
Consistently ranked as one of America's best spots, this city is surrounding by undeveloped forests, lakes, and wetlands...
Population: 124,350 | Average Home Price: 134,000 | Precipitation: 51" | Snow: 0"
Orlando, FL
Orlando, FL Florida’s Entertainment Capital 
In this entertainment mecca, you can wrestle alligators at Gatorland or have lunch with Mickey Mouse...
Population: 2,171,300 | Average Home Price: 116,000 | Precipitation: 51" | Snow: 0"
Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Cosmopolitan Southern City 
Fort Sumter, the scene of the first shots of the Civil War, overlooks this city's harbor...
Population: 603,180 | Average Home Price: 245,000 | Precipitation: 52" | Snow: 0"
Greenville, SC
Greenville, SC The Rising Star of the South 
The Peace Center for the Performing Arts presents theater and concerts in this South Carolina city's rejuvenated downtown...
Population: 58,400 | Average Home Price: 145,000 | Precipitation: 49" | Snow: 5"
Kent, WA
Kent, WA The Heart of Puget Sound 
This family-friendly town is centrally located in the heart of the Puget Sound region...
Population: 92,400 | Average Home Price: 215,000 | Precipitation: 38" | Snow: 5"

Clearwater, FL
Clearwater, FL City of Gold Medal Beaches 
Once you're done playing in the sun and sand, you can ride the world's largest speedboat in this unique city...
Population: 108,700 | Average Home Price: 137,000 | Precipitation: 53" | Snow: 0"
Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach, FL The World’s Most Famous Beach 
This traditional spring break location is also a popular destination for nesting sea turtles...
Population: 61,000 | Average Home Price: 80,000 | Precipitation: 51" | Snow: 0"
Overland Park, KS
Overland Park, KS Where Families Flourish 
This family-friendly suburb was once the home of one of the founders of the Pony Express...
Population: 176,185 | Average Home Price: 297,655 | Precipitation: 38" | Snow: 19"
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC City of Oaks 
This technologically savvy state capital is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country...
Population: 317,000 | Average Home Price: 195,000 | Precipitation: 42" | Snow: 7"
Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN Music City, U.S.A. 
Though best known for its music, this spot also boasts the Hermitage, home to Andrew Jackson, Americas first president from the wild "West"...
Population: 601,200 | Average Home Price: 161,500 | Precipitation: 48" | Snow: 10"
Bradenton, FL
Bradenton, FL The Culture Coast 
Known far and wide as the home of Tropicana Orange Juice, visitors to this spot can tour a working Orange Grove...
Population: 50,200 | Average Home Price: 189,630 | Precipitation: 54" | Snow: 0"

Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY Home of the Kentucky Derby 
This beautiful river city was home to Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken...
Population: 597,400 | Average Home Price: 130,000 | Precipitation: 43" | Snow: 16"
Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC Land of the Sky 
This Blue Ridge town's annual "Shindig on the Green" is an evening of informal, impromptu bluegrass jam sessions...
Population: 83,400 | Average Home Price: 183,300 | Precipitation: 38" | Snow: 15"
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa, OK A Blend of the Best 
This technologically important Oklahoma city hosts a low-tech Blue Grass and Chili Festival each year...
Population: 937,500 | Average Home Price: 131,000 | Precipitation: 38" | Snow: 9"
Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga, TN City of Vision 
The beautiful former depot of this town's famous Choo-Choo is now a unique vacation complex...
Population: 167,675 | Average Home Price: 120,000 | Precipitation: 54" | Snow: 4"
Clarksville, TN
Clarksville, TN The New South 
This Tennessee city calls itself the "Gateway to the New South"...
Population: 133,000 | Average Home Price: 145,000 | Precipitation: 47" | Snow: 10"
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma, WA Port City of the Cascades 
This city's name comes from the Native American name for Mt. Rainier, "Tacobet," meaning Mother of the Waters...
Population: 198,400 | Average Home Price: 166,000 | Precipitation: 39" | Snow: 10"

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