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East Coast

In the East, you’ll find more options of where to rent than elsewhere in the US. Houses, brownstones, rowhomes, and apartments above businesses are much more plentiful in the East than elsewhere, where your choices beyond apartment buildings are more limited.

bike to work

If you’ve ever envied those cyclists whizzing by your car, you might want to look into the option of riding your bike to work. Not only will your commute be more pleasant, but it’s a great way to stay in shape. However, being in the right location is key, as well as a few other factors. Here’s some things to consider in your quest to bike to work.

Get to Know Your New City (Like a Tourist)

If you're planning a move to a brand new city, you're probably feeling some mixture of both heady excitement and serious fear. After all, you're leaving your friends, job and potentially family behind for an entirely new place-- who wouldn't…

Did you know that green buildings typically reduce 24 to 50 percent of their energy use, 40 percent of their water use, and reduce solid waste production by 70 percent compared to conventional buildings?

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The 2011 Green Business Challenge – the first program of its kind on the West Coast – was created to help tenants in the Port of San Diego reduce their environmental impact in the areas of energy, water, waste, air, sustainable business practices and sustainable development. Participating businesses ranged from large industrial and maritime tenants to hotels, restaurants and small businesses.

When your stomach is grumbling, you may not feel inclined to debate dining plans. But if you are new to a city or have found an apartment in a different part of town, you might not know just where to indulge your taste buds.

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Why not hop on the Internet and check out the food scene in your town with online guides and apps, like these fabulous foodie finders?

So many cool places to live... and so little time!

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Moving to a new city is intrinsically a big step, and typically an exciting one. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out where the most livable neighborhoods are located, however, and in which one you’ll feel most at home. Fortunately, CNNMoney offers a helpful guide to point you in the direction of the most popular neighborhoods in some of the biggest cities of the United States. Take your pick!

As you search for an apartment community, remember to keep neighborhood conveniences in mind.

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You will likely factor available services into your final decision. Here are some ways to find an apartment community located near the conveniences you value.

When you move into your new apartment, it may take a few days or even a few weeks to get your bearings and really learn your way around.

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Where is the best place for grocery shopping? How can you find a dependable dry cleaner or the pharmacy that will give you the best service? Which direction should you head for the tastiest Chinese take-out? These and other questions will set you on a search to get to know your new neighborhood. Check out these tips to help you find your way and feel at home fast.

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