Love Where You Live
In our Community section you'll find articles about the way we live, the psychology of place, lifestyle trends, reasons to move to a city and human interest pieces. Our writers look for powerful examples of what truly makes a city a best place to live, and why you should consider moving there over some place else.
Fair warning: it's impossible to watch this without tearing up.
Janee had always loved to bake, but it was a move to small-town North Carolina that made her dream a reality.
A lot, it turns out.
“When people are vacationing in the place that you call home it serves as an instant reminder of how fortunate you are to live there."
Birmingham might not instantly come to mind when you think of LGBTQ-friendly cities, but it deserves a second look.
We asked our staff to tell us what they loved about their college towns. Come for the heartwarming memories; stay for the feathered hair photos.
College towns aren't just for students — they're perfect places for retirees. Here's why.
Ever wondered what it’s like to move to Florida to work at Walt Disney World? We asked a Disney "cast member" to tell us all about it.
These small cities and towns are giving Portland a run for its money as the country's biking capital.
What can we learn from "Jaws" about protecting and bettering the places we live? A lot, actually.
McAllen, TX, recently became the backdrop for a humanitarian crisis. Here's the story — of a diverse, generous, complex city — that got lost in the media storm.
Want to build community and attachment to where you live? Scientists and neighbors agree: a front porch is just the ticket.
When you move to a new city and don't know anyone, you need help making connections. You need to find likeminded people and fun things to do. You need ... a wingman.
Does spending your money at locally owned businesses really make a difference? The answer is absolutely, unequivocally (and often deliciously) YES.
Tamara Keefe left a high-powered corporate job to open Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery, St. Louis' most popular ice cream shop. Here's how she did it.
Whether you're new to a city or want to discover new-to-you gems in a place you've lived for years, a city scavenger hunt is just the ticket.
Slovenian klobase (kielbasa) races help nourish a historic Pueblo community.
Flyover states tend to be overlooked and joked about — here's why they're actually great places to live.
Cheese curds, lakes, beer, quality education, four seasons: There's a lot to love about being in the Midwest.
Big cities like San Francisco are known for being LGBTQ-friendly, but if you're looking for a change of pace, these unexpected small cities and towns deserve a second look.
You have to make a lot of big decisions after graduation. Here's why choosing a small city is one you won't regret.
Memphis may be known for the blues and Beale Street, but you may not know what else the city is renowned for today.
What happens when you put a public typewriter in a literary city's most beloved bookstore? People pour their hearts out, one letter at a time.
In a world built for extroverts, small cities offer everything introverts need to thrive.
Buying things doesn't make you happy, but a few thoughtful purchases can open the door to new experiences — and help you love where you live.
These cities may not be huge, but they deliver big fun on St. Patrick's Day
Social media often gets a bad rap, but for small businesses, likes equal love.
What does being a sports fan have to do with loving where you live? A lot, actually.
Forget far-flung locales: the most important bucket list you can make is right in your own backyard.
From entertaining license plates to "Blockbuster and chill," these habits and traditions set Alaskans apart.