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For Years, He Secretly Bought Land. Now, His Plans Emerge

Jan Sramek's billionaire-backed 'California Forever' firm wants to build a city in Solano County

(Newser) - After years of secretly snapping up farmland for a new city northeast of San Francisco, the CEO of a company backed by Silicon Valley billionaires pitched voters Wednesday on his vision for a walkable, affordable community that would appeal to their California pride. Jan Sramek, a former Goldman Sachs trader...

This Is the Best City in America for Job Seekers

Arizona's Scottsdale tops WalletHub's list, while Newark, NJ, comes in last

(Newser) - New year, new you? If that new you includes scouting for a new job, WalletHub has narrowed down which cities in America are best for that hunt. The site looked at more than 180 of the country's most populated cities, using 31 key metrics in two main categories: a...

Cities Along the East Coast Are Sinking
Cities Along the East Coast
Are Sinking
NEW STUDY

Cities Along the East Coast Are Sinking

It's a matter of millimeters, but researchers say it's a cause of real concern

(Newser) - Here's a new one for your climate change Bingo card. Major cities along the Atlantic coast are sinking, Virginia Tech News reports, with rates in some areas that outpace global sea level rise. A paper published by researchers from Virginia Tech in PNAS Nexus analyzed radar datasets to observe...

These Are the Most, Least Active US Cities

Honolulu takes the top spot on WalletHub's list, while North Las Vegas comes in last

(Newser) - If you haven't ditched your New Year's fitness resolutions yet and are looking for the best place to help them come to fruition, WalletHub has some insight on that. To seek out the cities in America with the most active lifestyles, the site pulled out the 100 most...

This Is America's Most Christmas-y City

Atlanta is No. 1 on WalletHub's list of where the spirit of the season shines, affordably

(Newser) - Looking to get your Yule on? WalletHub has sought out the cities across the US where celebrating Christmas doesn't have to break the bank. The site looked at 100 of the nation's largest cities, tapping into more than two dozen metrics in five main categories: traditions and fun,...

Here Are the Neediest US Cities
This Is the Neediest
City in America

This Is the Neediest City in America

Detroit could use some help combatting poverty, unemployment, per WalletHub

(Newser) - It's the time of year when we're thankful for the abundance in our lives—and, hopefully, we try to think of others who aren't so fortunate. WalletHub looked at more than 180 US cities to see which ones suffer most from economic disarray, including through homelessness, food...

This Is the Most Compassionate City in America

Wisconsin's Madison ranks No. 1 on WalletHub list

(Newser) - Not all communities are created equally caring. WalletHub looked at the 100 most populated in America, examining more than three dozen metrics in three main categories: caring for the community, which takes into account civic engagement, the share of residents who take part in fundraising, and rates of violent crime...

This City Is Your Best Prospect for Love

Seattle is No. 1 on WalletHub's list of cities friendly to singles

(Newser) - Looking for love in all the wrong places? If you're been striking out, you might just need to relocate to a more amenable place. WalletHub tries to suss out which US cities are best for singles, looking at more than 180 of the nation's largest cities across nearly...

This Is the Most Fun City in America

Las Vegas tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - "Work hard, play hard" isn't just a Wiz Khalifa song—it's the mantra of many a worker who needs hard-core recreation to look forward to to get through the workweek. That kind of fun is easy to find in certain cities, per WalletHub , which looked at 182...

These Are the Most Sinful Cities in America

Las Vegas ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list, while Pearl City, Hawaii, proves most virtuous

(Newser) - Christian teachings have long warned against the seven deadly sins, yet since the beginning of time, humans just can't seem to lick their related vices. WalletHub wanted to see which US cities are rife with people acting "illicitly," so it examined more than 180 of the largest...

These Are the Cities Where Millennials Are Moving

Massachusetts city of Cambridge tops SmartAsset's list

(Newser) - About 25% of millennials uprooted last year and moved to a different city, and SmartAsset wanted to find out which cities proved the biggest draw for this demographic (those between the ages of 25 and 44, for the purposes of this analysis). The financial tech firm looked at US Census...

The Nation&#39;s Priciest ZIP Codes
These Are the New 90210s

These Are the New 90210s

And, well, the priciest ZIP codes in America still include 90210

(Newser) - Well, so you want to lay your head down at night where the nation's Richie Riches live, or maybe just gawk a little? PropertyShark has helpfully compiled a list of the priciest ZIP codes in the United States, and with one exception each in Florida and Washington state, the...

These Are the Spookiest Cities in America

New York ascends to the top of WalletHub's rankings for where Halloween is king

(Newser) - Ready to get your ghoul on? Halloween is on Tuesday, and people across the nation are prepping their costumes, breaking out the candy bowls, and cueing up "Monster Mash" for when trick-or-treaters arrive. If you're wondering which places really know how to get into the spooky spirit, WalletHub...

This Is the Most Dangerous City to Drive In

Detroit is the most risky, while New York is safest, per SellMax

(Newser) - There's a risk anytime you get behind the wheel, but driving in some places is more dangerous than others. Using stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SellMax looked at cities across the US, grouping fatality data based on speeding, DUIs, and other variables. The car-selling site found...

Looking to Rent? This Is the Best City for It

Chandler, Arizona, tops Forbes Advisor's rankings

(Newser) - It's not easy for everyone to enter the homeownership arena these days, thanks to high home prices and rising interest rates . Forking over a monthly payment to a landlord, therefore, may be the best option for many. Forbes Advisor went on the hunt for the best cities for renters,...

This Is the Worst City in America for Driving

California's Oakland is last in WalletHub's rankings; Texas' Corpus Christi is the best city to drive in

(Newser) - Getting behind the wheel can mean a nice, leisurely cruise with nary a pothole—or it can be a chaotic, horn-honking nightmare through congested city streets. WalletHub looked at the 100 most populated US cities to see where drivers have it easiest, using 30 metrics across three main categories: safety,...

Here Are the Most, Least Safe US Cities

Nashua, New Hampshire, comes in as the safest on WalletHub's list; St. Louis ranks last

(Newser) - Community safety "comes in many forms," notes WalletHub —from avoiding mass shootings, natural disasters, and car accidents, to having health insurance, financial security, and avoiding eyebrow-raising websites. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the nation's largest cities to see which ones are safest, using more...

This Is the Best City for Women in America

Columbia, Maryland, tops WalletHub's list; Jackson, Mississippi, comes in last

(Newser) - Women make up just over half of the US population, and there are several factors they may want to take into consideration before finding a place to settle down, including safety, job opportunities, and access to resources geared toward women's health care. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of...

Best, Worst Cities to Retire
Best, Worst Cities to Retire

Best, Worst Cities to Retire

The Sunshine State is well represented in the top 10, while the Golden State dominates the bottom

(Newser) - Those lucky enough to be looking to retire might also be looking for the best places in which to do so—and maybe save a coin or two by relocating to a new location. WalletHub notes that the average age of American retirement has stretched from 60 in 1995 to...

Here Are America&#39;s Tallest Cities
America's Tallest Cities

America's Tallest Cities

The No. 1 probably isn't a shocker

(Newser) - Monday might be a national holiday, but Sunday apparently marks the much lesser-known Skyscraper Day. As such, RoofGnome has compiled a list of US cities that those who love dizzying heights will want to put on their bucket lists, and those who find dizzying heights just dizzying (or terrifying) might...

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