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The county seat of Bernalillo County is Albuquerque, New Mexico, the largest city in New Mexico with a population of over 528,000 residents. The sixth fastest growing city in the United States, Albuquerque straddles the Rio Grande river and has a sunny and mostly dry climate, perfect for those who can’t stand a snow filled winter. The University of New Mexico calls Albuquerque its home, as do a number of research institutions like the Sandia National Laboratories and the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. The city is bordered by the Petroglyph National Monument, a 17 mile volcanic ridge that houses wildlife and geographic points of interest. More than 300 arts groups call Albuquerque their home, resulting a cultural treasure trove for Albuquerque real estate owners. Some favorites include Albuquerque Studios, the Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow (the largest in the Western Hemisphere), and the Outpost Performance Space.
The largest city in Alaska, Anchorage holds more than 40% of the total population of Alaska. Known as the most tax friendly city in the United States and four time All-American City, Anchorage is a great place to purchase a home or invest in real estate. It’s one of the few United States cities where you can see black bears, moose, and other wildlife in the downtown area. There are also plenty of diversions for those owning property in Anchorage: the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts is the home of Alaskan performing arts, and the city is also the home of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, the Anchorage Museum, and the Imaginarium Science Discovery Center.
The largest city in the state of Georgia and its capital as well, Atlanta, Georgia can almost be considered the capital of the South. The city itself has a population of 540,000, but the Atlanta metropolitan area consists of more than 5.4 million people. All roads (and planes, rails, and highways) pass through Atlanta, and as such it’s a thriving cultural and commercial center. The city has the fourth largest concentration of Forbes 500 companies in the country, and the Atlanta airport has been the busiest in America for the past thirty years. Atlanta, Georgia real estate owners can watch one of the four professional sports teams in Atlanta, visit the world’s largest indoor aquarium (the Georgia Aquarium), or take in some culture at the Atlanta History Center.
Baltimore, Maryland is the largest city in the state (with a population of over 637,000 residents) and is located along the Patapsco River. A major United States seaport, Baltimore was founded in 1729, one of the first major cities in the country. Architecture lovers will enjoy owning Baltimore real estate; because of its long history and position on the eastern coast, Baltimore has examples from almost every major period of architecture for the last two hundred years. Baltimore home owners have plenty of things to do in the city, including visiting Harborplace (a shopping destination in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor), the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Everyman Theatre, and the “largest free arts festival in America,” Artscape.
The largest and fastest growing city in the state of Montana is Billings, Montana, a city with a population of 105,000 residents (up from just over 90,000 in 2000). The county seat of Yellowstone County, Billings has been nicknamed the “Magic City” because of its rapid rise from a small railroad town to a blossoming urban center. Strangely enough, getting out of the city is the primary attraction in Billings thanks to its proximity to a number of nationally known parks, including Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Pictograph Cave, and the Chief Plenty Coups State Park. However, there are also plenty of things for Billings real estate owners to do inside the city proper; top Billings attractions include the Yellowstone Art Museum, the Billings Symphony Orchestra, the historic Venture Theatre, and the Western Heritage Center.
The largest city in Alabama, Birmingham was founded in 1871, just after the Civil War. The city is one of the South’s railroad nexuses; railways connect Birmingham to Nashville, Atlanta, Columbus, Jackson, and many other large cities, making it a natural center for commerce and industry. Not only is it the largest Alabama city, it’s also the center for Alabama’s arts and culture scene. The Alabama Symphony Orchestra is located here, as is the Alabama Theatre, the Carver Theatre (home of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame) and the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.
Not only is Boise, Idaho the county seat of Ada County, it’s also the largest city in the state and the capital of Idaho. Situated on the Boise river, the city of Boise has a population of over 205,000 residents, making it the largest city between Salt Lake City and Portland. The cultural center of the city is downtown Boise, which contains bars, restaurants, shopping malls, and other nightlife venues. Boise has a large Basque presence (the fifth largest in the world), which is reflected in many neighborhoods. Events and cultural institutions keep life interesting for Boise real estate owners. Popular attractions in Boise include the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, the Boise Art Museum, and the Idaho Black History Museum.
One of the oldest cities in the United States is the capital of Massachusetts and the unofficial “Capital of New England,” Boston, Massachusetts, founded all the way back in 1630. Over 16.3 million visitors flock to Boston annually for its rich history, culture, and tradition of education. The city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States, making buying Boston real estate a bit of a gamble, but if you have the dollars you’ll find Boston to be a spectacular place to own a home. Much of America’s culture has its roots in Boston, and Boston home owners have plenty to choose from when it comes to entertainment. Things to do in Boston include visiting the Cutler Majestic Theatre, the Boston Opera House, annual events like the Boston Arts Festival, the Boston National Historic Park, and one of the oldest independent libraries in the country, the Boston Athenaeum.
The largest city in the state of Connecticut is Bridgeport, Connecticut, located in Fairfield County. Interestingly enough, famous circus magnate P.T. Barnum is a former mayor of Bridgeport, and the city is also home to the first Subway restaurant. Plenty of culture makes life enjoyable for Bridgeport, real estate owners; popular attractions in Bridgeport include the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, the Gathering of the Vibes music festival, and the Discovery Museum and Planetarium.
The largest city in the state is the medium sized city of Burlington, Vermont, the county seat of Chittenden County and home to almost 39,000 residents. Nicknamed The Queen City of Vermont, Burlington is the economic and cultural hub of Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties. Almost a third of Vermont’s residents live in the Burlington metropolitan area, making it an important Vermont city. The University of Vermont provides education for Burlington real estate owners, and the city was selected as one of the United States’ prettiest cities by Forbes magazine in 2009. Much of Burlington’s culture takes place at the four block pedestrian mall called Church Street Marketplace, the site of the South End Art Hop, the annual Festival of Fools, the Giant Pumpkin Regatta, and a number of public Burlington art galleries. Burlington homes for sale are ideal for those looking to start a family; the city was ranked the best city in the United States to raise a family by a 2009 issue of Children’s Health Magazine.
Capital of West Virginia, Charleston is perhaps also the undisputed capital of the region containing the famous Appalachian Mountains. Gateway city for West Virginia’s out of doors recreation, the city is also the state’s largest. Since the 2000 census, Charleston, West Virginia real estate has become more centralized within the outer metropolitan areas than within its urban neighborhoods. Charleston, West Virginia is home to a basketball and a baseball team that are both in the minor leagues, several fine public parks and over 50 buildings of note in the National Register of Historic Places.
Largest in population of all the cities in North Carolina, Charlotte houses a growing population of well over 755,000, and it is the eighteenth-largest city, in terms of population, in the United States. Charlotte is a community deserving of its nickname, The Queen City. Its attractions, history, amenities and sheer beauty are legendary. Charlotte’s inner city was built between Sugar and Irwin Creeks, and derives great benefit and grace from their presence still today. Charlotte boasts historic trolleys, along with a light rail transportation system named LYNX, which connect the big city’s main avenues in style. Be sure to see the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte’s great museums while in town.
Wyoming houses nearly 60,000 residents within its active corridors. State capital Cheyenne’s early days were replete with rough customers as the city grew into its own. These days, Cheyenne, Wyoming homes, schools and businesses are all prototypes advocating persistence in the face of adversity. Cheyenne is, for example, one of the windiest of U.S. cities. The area has thus become a leader in wind energy technology and the production of natural alternative energy, making lemonades from lemons, as it were. While in Cheyenne, a visit to some of the fifty locales listed in the National Register of Historic Places will impart a good feel for the interesting history that made this city a success.
Sometimes known as “The Second City,” Chicago is the Midwestern hub for culture, commerce, and creativity in the United States, second only to New York City for its impact on American society. The third largest city in the country, Chicago has a population numbering over 2.8 million in its urban area alone, with countless suburbs and outlying neighborhoods creating a population of an estimated 9.7 million people. Listed as one of the world’s top ten Global Financial Centers, Chicago is a great place to own real estate and make a fortune. Located along Lake Michigan, there’s plenty to do and see in Chicago at all times, including the famous Navy Pier, the designer shopping along the Magnificent Mile, the relatively new Millennium Park, and the Museum Campus, which consists of three nationally famous museums, the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum of Natural History.
Columbia resides in the center of South Carolina between the Sumter National Forest, 30 miles to the northeast, and the Congaree National Park, about 15 miles southeast of town. Immediately west of Columbia is Lake Murray, contributing mightily to the city’s attractions. Present day Charleston’s real estate, culture and economy all emerged from a deep history which began in the 1700s. The city is the state capital and the largest in terms of population in South Carolina, housing about 130,000 souls. Columbia has been awarded the title of 2009′s #6 Best Affordable Places to Retire in America, and one of the 25 Best Places To Retire, by CNN Money.
The vibrant city of Columbus is Ohio’s capital, with the state’s largest population at nearly 770,000. Just about every facet of life in America is evident in this huge city, which contains some of the most-recognizable landmarks, strongest industries and most-flourishing real estate and housing in Ohio. Columbus is, in fact, the 16th-largest of all U.S. cities. Founded at the junction of two large rivers in 1812, Columbus is home to a cornucopia of historic sites. Downtown Columbus is a beautiful and bustling place, with the big Scioto River running quietly through its heart. The largest campus in the nation, Ohio State University, resides in Columbus, which placed number three on fDi Magazine’s 2009 list of Best U.S. Cities of the Future. Columbus has racked up a good collection of similar awards and recognitions, including the nation’s “Number One Up-and-Coming Tech City,” according to Forbes Magazine during the year 2009.
The capital of and largest city in Colorado is Denver, Colorado, which is both a city and a county. Denver is a haven for green spaces: there are over 200 parks in the city limits alone, with plenty of open room to run around in in the surrounding areas. Denver real estate owners love their position in one of the economic centers of the West, and there are plenty of cultural activities to go around as well. Some of the most well known museums in the country are located in Denver, including the Denver Art Museum, the second largest performing arts center in the country, and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Festivals are a big part of the Denver lifestyle as well, as the city plays host to the Great American Beer Festival, the National Western Stock Show, and many more.
The capital of Iowa is the city of Des Moines, Iowa, also the state’s largest city. Named after the adjacent Des Moines River, the city has a population of approximately 198,000. According to Business Wire, Des Moines is the insurance capital of the United States; several major insurance companies call Des Moines home. The city (especially its downtown) has undergone serious renovation in the past few years, with new Des Moines real estate attractions such as the Iowa Events Center, the Science Center of Iowa, and the Blank IMAX Dome Theater opening up in 2005. Des Moines home owners enjoy living in the cultural center of Iowa, and venues like the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, the Wells Fargo Arena, and the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater make sure they’re never bored.
nown as the Motor City (and Motown in music), Detroit is the traditional world center of the automotive industry, the home of many of the United States’ biggest car companies. With a population of 910,000 residents, Detroit is the largest city in Michigan and the county seat of Wayne County. The city is located along the Detroit River and its skyline shows off the multitude of architectural modes the city was built in. Though the economy of Detroit is in decline, the city is slowly rebuilding, and its art and culture scene reflects Detroit real estate’s hopeful outlook. Detroit home owners enjoy the city’s rich musical history, the large Detroit Theatre District (second largest theater district in the United States), and the Detroit International Jazz Festival.
This city in the southeast quadrant of North Dakota is frequently referred to as “Fargo-Moorhead,” combining Fargo in a phrase with its neighbor and twin city, Moorhead. Fargo proper is the North Dakota home to nearly 100,000 people, with a greater metropolitan resident count approximately double that in the year 2010. Fargo, situated in the Red River Valley, is located on the western shores of what is known as the Red River of the North. Fargo, North Dakota houses the state’s university and two others, and the city’s culture reflects a love of learning and the arts. A lot is going on these days in Fargo. If you’re visiting the city, be sure to see the new Renaissance Zone in Fargo’s downtown business district, where you’ll also find some fine examples of historic North Dakota real estate.
Taking up an entire island of the state of Hawaii is the capital city-county, Honolulu, Hawaii. The city and county occupies the island of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean and holds over 909,000 residents. The city is perhaps best known as the site of Pearl Harbor and is a major tourist destination for those looking to soak up the blue ocean and sunny skies of Hawaii. Honolulu real estate owners can visit the Arts District Honolulu, located in the city’s Chinatown district, to see many local galleries and shops. Top attractions for Honolulu home owners include the Waikiki Aquarium (the third oldest public aquarium in the country), the Aloha Tower lighthouse (the tallest building in Hawaii), and the Bernice Bishop Museum.
In the nation, there are only three other cities larger than Houston, the largest city in Texas. Home to more headquarters of Fortune 500 companies than any city except New York City, Houston is also a state-wide hub for aeronautics, energy, transportation, manufacturing and health care. This important city, located in the southeastern quadrant of Texas, houses the Port of Houston, which handles more tonnage bound for international waters than any other port in the United States. Live arts and culture are of major interest to the 2.3 million Texans living in Houston, and professional sports are well-represented by the Houston Astros and the Houston Rockets.
Indianapolis is the capital city of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. With a population close to 829,718 (as of a 2010 U.S. Census) it is also the 12th largest city in the U.S. It is sometimes referred to as the “Crossroads of America”, a reference to the fact that it is the intersection point for several major interstate highways, such as I-74, I-65, I-70 and I-69. No other town or city in Indiana rivals Indianapolis in terms of economic, political or cultural influence. It is home to such attractions as Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and NCAA Final Four. Other attractions include the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Air Show, Broad Ripple Park, Fort Golf Course, Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden and Monon Trail to name a few. There are approximately 27,000 Indianapolis homes for sale throughlout central Indiana to select from. The prices are so reasonable for what you get.
Known to many as the “Crossroads of the South,” the city of Jackson, Mississippi is the capital of the state, the largest city in Mississippi, and also a county seat of Hinds County. Jackson is the home of over 173,000 Mississippi real estate owners, and according to Forbes magazine, is the third best “Bang for Your Buck” city in the United States, making it one of the most affordable cities in the country. Located along the Pearl River, Jackson has been going an expensive downtown revitalization process over the past few years, which can only mean good things for Jackson real estate owners. Top attractions for Jackson home owners include the Jackson Zoo, the Mississippi Arts Center, the Mississippi Museum of Art, and the Russell C. Davis Planetarium.
You might think the largest city by area in the country would be a famous place like New York City or Los Angeles, but in reality it’s Jacksonville, Florida, the largest city in Florida and the county seat of Duval County. Located in the First Coast region of Florida, Jacksonville contains some 500 neighborhoods for Jacksonville real estate owners. The city is also home to the largest urban park system in the United States, containing more that 330 city parks for residents to enjoy, including the internationally famous Kids Kampus. Jacksonville home owners also get their kicks from the variety of cultural establishments in Jacksonville, including the Florida Theater, the Amity Turkey Cultural Center, and the Ritz Theater.
The largest city in Missouri is Kansas City, Missouri, one of two county seats of Jackson County and the home of 475,000 residents. Located just across the border from Kansas City, Kansas, the Missouri side of the city came into existence in 1838. More than 240 distinct neighborhoods make up urban Kansas City, each with their own attractions and culture. The Power and Light District is the main nightlife haven for Kansas City real estate owners with bars, pool halls, theaters, and the Sprint Center entertainment venue. The city also hosts the City Market, a huge farmers market that’s been in operation since 1857. Top sights to see for Kansas City real estate owners include the Starlight Theatre, the Kansas City Ballet, several casinos (Argosy Kansas City, Harrah’s North Kansas City, and others), top notch barbecue restaurants, and Kansas City Chiefs games.
The largest city in Nevada is also one of its most infamous: Las Vegas, Nevada. Billed as the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas certainly lives up to its name: it has one of the largest concentrations of casinos in the world in addition to dozens of five star hotels, resorts, and entertainment palaces. The home of 567,000 residents, Las Vegas is best known for The Strip, a segment of Las Vegas Boulevard that contains the majority of the city’s gaudy casinos and entertainment venues. Gambling is obviously the focal point of life in Las Vegas; several of the main casinos include the Golden Nugget, El Cortez, the Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, and the Las Vegas Club. However, gambling isn’t all there is to do in Las Vegas; Las Vegas real estate owners enjoy visiting the Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park (aka the Las Vegas Zoo), Symphony Park, and the Helldorado Days festival.
The capital of and largest city in Arizona is Little Rock, a city that boasts a population of over 685,000 people. Little Rock real estate owners have plenty of job opportunities: the city is the headquarters of several major corporations, including Windstream Communications, Acxiom, Metropolitan National Bank, and Dillard’s Department Stores. There are also plenty of cultural diversions to keep Little Rock home owners occupied, including the Arkansas Art Center, Arkansas’ largest cultural repository; the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History; the Historic Arkansas Museum; and the hands-on science available at the Arkansas Museum of Discovery.
With a staggering population of almost 4 million, Los Angeles, California is the second largest city in the United States, a “megacity” whose metropolitan area encompasses several cities that are large in their own right. Nicknamed the City of Angels, anyone who’s ever seen an American film or television show has seen Los Angeles. An economic and cultural center of the United States, Los Angeles is virtually the capital of the west and was the host of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. Plenty of landmarks are accessible to Los Angeles home owners, including the Kodak Theatre, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hollywood Bowl. L.A. has also been billed as the “Creative Capital of the World,” due to the high ratio of residents that work in the creative industry. After all, it IS the home of Hollywood and the American film industry.
The largest city in Kentucky is Louisville, Kentucky, home to over 721,000 residents and the county seat of Jefferson County. Louisville is perhaps best known as the site of the Kentucky Derby, the most illustrious race of the vaunted Triple Crown. Situated on the Ohio River bordering southern Indiana, the Louisville metropolitan area actually includes portions of Southern Indiana. Founded in 1773, Louisville is a unique combination of Southern and Midwestern culture. Several festivals and cultural attractions keep Louisville real estate owners active and occupied all year, including the Kentucky Derby Festival, local art stores along Bardstown Road, the Forecastle music festival, and Museum Row in the West Main District.
The largest city in northern New England is also the largest city in the state of New Hampshire: Manchester, New Hampshire. With a population of over 109,000, Manchester is the most populated city north of Boston. Manchester is a great place to own New Hampshire real estate because of its low taxes, high quality of living, and business friendly environment: the city was ranked the 13th Best Place to Live and Start a Business by CNNMoney.com in 2009, first in Forbes‘ 2009 list of America’s 100 Cheapest Places to Live, and the second most tax friendly city by Kiplinger. Cultural landmarks and things to do give Manchester real estate owners a sense of identity; some favorite Manchester attractions include the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the historic Palace Theatre, events at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Coliseum, and the SEE Science Center.
Find big, beautiful Memphis in the southwest corner of Tennessee, framed by Mississippi to its immediate south and Arkansas on its western border. Number one city in Tennessee in population, Memphis is also number 19 in the United States. Fronted by the grand Mississippi River on its western edges, Memphis property, real estate and economy all benefit greatly from the river’s presence. Memphians also enjoy a mild climate, pure artesian water from the Memphis aquifer and an excellent transportation infrastructure, which includes a heavily-trafficked railroad system, the Memphis International Airport, several lovely bridges spanning the Mississippi River and downtown’s Mud Island Monorail.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is home to an unusual number of claims to fame which make it remarkable. Milwaulkee Summerfest, the largest music festival in the United States, convenes in Wisconsin’s largest city, and the Harley Davidson Motorcycle company calls Milwaulkee, Wisconsin its home. Just over a half-million people make their homes in Wisconsin’s 72 counties. The state’s tallest skyscraper, the U.S. Bank Center, occupies some prime downtown real estate in Milwaulkee, a sprawling and modern representative of much that is best in Wisconsin.
Nicknamed the “City of Lakes,” Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota, the home of 390,000 residents. Minneapolis straddles the Mississippi River and is surrounded by wetlands, lakes, creeks, and waterfalls. Known as the most literate city in the country, Minneapolis cultural institutions are active and diverse, comprised of theater, literature, art, and music. As a matter of fact, only New York City has a larger per capita theater scene than Minneapolis, thanks to Penumbra, Skewed Visions, Brave New Workshop, and countless other theater companies. Minneapolis real estate owners enjoy taking in the culture at the Hennepin Center for the Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Minnesota Orchestra, and Open Book, the largest literary center in the country.
Known as “The Big Easy,” the city of New Orleans, Louisiana is one of the most colorful cities in the United States, a fertile breeding ground for music, art, food, and festivals. The birthplace of jazz, New Orleans houses the famous Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, and one of the largest American Mardi Gras festivals takes place here every year. Though much of the city was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has been rebuilding piece by piece ever since and now resembles its former glory. New Orleans real estate owners are fortunate to participate in the ongoing spectacle of one of the South’s most famous cities and the largest city in Louisiana. Popular sights for New Orleans home owners include the historic Pontchartrain Hotel, St. Charles Avenue, Preservation Hall (one of the most famous jazz venues, in operation since the 60′s), and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Empire City. Yes, it’s New York City, New York, the largest city in the United States and focal point of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Spanning 305 square miles, New York City is the home of almost 8 million resid
ents and is a trendsetter for international fashion, art, music, diplomacy, and commerce. There are too many landmarks in New York City to list here, but the ones everyone recognizes include the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. New York City real estate is divided into five boroughs, Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens, each with its own history, cultural institutions, and sense of community. The New York Stock Exchange is located here, as are several world famous universities like Columbia University and Fordham University. New York City is the pinnacle of urban living in the United States and possibly the world.
The county seat of Essex County also happens to be the largest city in New Jersey: Newark, New Jersey, home to over 278,000 residents. Located in the Gateway Region, Newark is only 8 miles west of Manhattan, making it convenient for Newark real estate owners to get anywhere in the New York City metropolitan area. Something of a cultural hub for New Jersey, several colleges (including Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology), libraries, and museums call Newark home. Theater fans will be right at home in a Newark home for sale; the city is the home of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, which hosts performances by the New Jersey Symphony, the Garden State Ballet, and more. Newark real estate owners enjoy visiting the Newark Museum, the John Ballantine House, and the Museum of African-American Music.
Largest of all Oklahoma cities, housing over 560,000 residents in the year 2009, Oklahoma City is the state capital and the 31st-most-populous city in the United States. Founded during the 1889 “land run” from which Oklahoma got its “Sooner State” nickname, Oklahoma City’s population swelled from zero to more than 10,000 people by just a few hours after the city was born. A visit to Oklahoma City is a visit not only to one of the modern centers of the nation, but also an iconic representative of the authentic Old West. Don’t miss the famous National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Frontier City Theme Park and Oklahoma City Zoological Park while visiting this grand state capital.
Though Lincoln is the capital, the largest city in Nebraska is the county seat of Douglas County, Omaha, Nebraska, home to almost 455,000 residents and the 40th largest city in the country. Located along the Missouri River, Omaha is in the geographic center of the country, making it something of a transportation hub. Ranked as the number one “Bang for Your Buck” city by Forbes in 2008, Omaha real estate is a good option for those looking to relocate to Nebraska. Recently there’s been a push by residents to preserve Omaha’s historic architecture, resulting in a number of National Historic Landmarks in the city. Other top attractions for visitors and Omaha home owners alike include the Henry Doorly Zoo (one of the biggest attractions in Nebraska), the Blue Barn Theatre, the Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame, and the annual Omaha Blues, Jazz, and Gospel Festival held at Rosenblatt Stadium.
The grand “City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia, is Pennsylvania’s largest and the sixth most-populated city in the United States. The inner city of Philadelphia houses over 1.5 million people, and nearly six million dwell in its greater metropolitan reaches. Put simply, Philly has it all. One of the most people-friendly cities in the nation, Philadelphia is also one of the most-visited. When in Philly, be sure to see Franklin Square, the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall, and don’t miss the Rocky Statue, now near the famous Rocky Steps, entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The capital of Arizona is Phoenix, the largest city in the state and the most populous state capital in the country. The city is one of the main transportation and industry hubs in the American Southwest, and owners of Phoenix real estate are right in the middle of it all. Lovers of culture will take special delight in Phoenix homes for sale: the city is home to tons of classic performing arts venues like the Orpheum Theatre, Phoenix Symphony Hall, and the Comerica Theatre; small theaters like Trunk Space and Space 55; museums like the Phoenix Art Museum, the Center for Creative Photography, the Heard Museum, and the Arizona Science Center.
Portland, Maine may not be the state’s actual capital (that’s reserved for Augusta), Portland is nevertheless the state’s cultural and commercial capital and its largest city with just under 63,000 residents. The county seat of Cumberland County, two districts stand out for Portland real estate owners: the historic Old Port district and the thriving Arts District. Several important Maine colleges are located in Portland, including the Maine College of Art, the University of Southern Maine, and the University of Maine School of Law. The aforementioned Arts District is just that: the hub of art in Portland, the home of the Portland Museum of Art, the Maine Historical Society and Museum, the SPACE Gallery, and other art institutions. Portland home owners also love visiting the East End Beach, the Longfellow Arboretum, and the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum.
The great city of Portland, Oregon was home to 582,130 residents in 2009, and it is the highest-populated city in the state. Less than 50 miles east of the Pacific Coast and 30 miles west of the grand Mount Hood National Forest, Portland is a near-border city to Washington state. The city is bisected by the Willamette River and framed by views of several mountains. Nicknamed the Rose City, Portland possesses the perfect climate for rose-growing and is well-known for its many beautiful rose gardens. A busy, prosperous city full of life and history, Portland is an excellent place to live or to visit.
One of the very first-established cities in the nation, some 171,909 people called Providence home in 2009, and its metropolitan region housed 1,600,856. The greater metropolis containing the city has more residents than the entire state of Rhode Island, because it spills over into a portion of southern Massachusetts. A harbor, a river and a bay decorate the eastern edges of Providence and lend beauty and abundant opportunities for work and play. Heavy on the service industries and educational facilities, Providence also houses eight separate hospitals. Steeped in the Colonial past, Providence is the state’s capital city and most populous in Rhode Island.
You might be surprised to know that the capital of California is not Los Angeles, but Sacramento, California. With a population of over 480,000, Sacramento is the cultural center of the Central Valley. California State University – Sacramento is located here, as is the UC Davis Medical Center, a leading research institution. History lovers can visit the two most famous Sacramento historic districts, Sutter’s Fort and Old Sacramento, which contains cobbled streets and buildings from the mid 19th century. Performing arts in Sacramento are headquartered in the Sacramento Convention Center Theater Complex, which hosts the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sacramento Ballet, and the Sacramento Opera, and every summer Sacramento home owners can attend the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival in William Land Park.
Natural wonders and convenience work hand in hand to infuse Salt Lake City with a vibrant, stable way of living. Home to over a million folks dwelling in the SLC greater metropolitan area, Salt Lake City is the biggest city in Utah and the state capital. Founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and other Mormon pioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah still houses the LDS headquarters. Nevertheless, only about 50% of the large population is Mormon these days. SLC is widely recognized as the nation’s hub for industrial banking. Tourism is also strong in Salt Lake City, Utah, and real estate as well. Host of the Winter Olympics in the year 2002, Salt Lake City now enjoys a world-flung reputation as a great place to visit.
San Francisco, California has long been the center for liberal activism in the United States. The only consolidated city-county in California, San Francisco is a romanticized urban center that embodies the spirit of California. The cultural center of the San Francisco Bay Area, the city is the home of the ubiquitous Golden Gate Bridge and a variety of other iconic landmarks and features, like the cable cars and steep slopes that have long characterized the city. San Francisco real estate owners are fortunate to have a thriving art scene that includes institutions like the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, which hosts the San Francisco Opera, the historic Fillmore music venue, and the American Conservatory Theater. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is also one of the most well respected of its kind.
Seattle is nicely framed on its western and eastern sides by two beautiful bodies of water, Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Just a few miles further to the east lie the Wenatchee National Forest and Mt. Rainier National Park. And about 40 miles west, as the crow flies, is the stunning Olympic National Park. With all of nature’s beauty so close at hand, those who make their homes in Washington’s famous city of Seattle hardly notice the frequent rains when involved in taking advantage of their great outdoor venues. Seattle is a major United States city, the Washington home to some 617,000 residents in the inner city of Seattle alone. A major port and international airport locale, this beautiful city in Washington houses the renowned Space Needle, and the inspiring Mt. Rainier can be clearly seen from many Seattle corners.
Greatest in population in the state of South Dakota, Sioux Falls was home to about 159,000 residents as of 2009, representing a whopping 22% increase over the 2000 census. This grand city grew up on the Great Plains prairies, and was founded on the shores of the Big Sioux River. The county in which Sioux Falls resides is the ninth-fastest growing county in the United States. With its excellent amenities, some dozen colleges and universities, high regard for the arts, and an unusually large number of parks, Sioux Falls has matured into a great place to live and raise a family.
Life on the beach in Virginia is epitomized by the culture, society, business and real estate in Virginia Beach. This city possesses the largest population in the state of Virginia, housing more than 440,000 residents as of the 2008 census. Farthest east of the Hampton Roads cities, Virginia Beach is nicknamed America’s First Region. Indeed, its history is as long as any city’s in the United States, harking back as it does to the settlements of the Native Americans, long before its British colonization. More people live in Virginia Beach than any other city in the Hampton Roads, an indication of the far-flung attractions and amenities the city has to offer.
The most populated city in Kansas is the county seat of Sedgwick County, Wichita, Kansas and its population of over 366,000 residents. Incorporated in 1870, Wichita is known as the Air Capital of the World because it was the city in which Cessna, Beechcraft, and other aviation giants were founded; Cessna and Beechcraft are still located in the city. Ranked ninth on Money magazine’s Best Big U.S. Cities to Live In list, Wichita is a thriving entertainment and cultural hub. Wichita real estate owners enjoy attending performances by the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, music at the Orpheum Theatre, participating in the annual Tallgrass Film Festival, or appreciating art at the Wichita Art Museum.
The only city in the tiny state of Delaware to have over 50,000 residents is the county seat of New Castle County, Wilmington, Delaware. Wilmington has a population of over 73,000 residents and is located on the Christina River. The Wilmington Riverfront is a popular commercial and entertainment area along the Christina River which contains the Delaware Children’s Museum, a minor league baseball stadium, and the Riverfront Market. Several popular ethnic festivals allow Wilmington real estate owners to celebrate Wilmington’s diversity each year, including the Italian Festival, the Big August Quarterly, and Hispanic Week.
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