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Santa Rosa - Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you’ll find a vibrant city overflowing with all you love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, our charming, thriving downtown, lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.

Escondido - Settled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido provides a thriving urban environment in the midst of gently rolling hills and avocado and citrus groves. The centerpiece of the is the California Center for the Arts, Escondido located in a charming downtown area, adjacent to historic Grape Day Park. Escondido is a wonderful place to visit, live, work, and play.

Los Angeles - Nicknamed the "City of Angels" partly because of its name's Spanish meaning, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and sprawling metropolis. ... Los Angeles is also famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. From exploring Hollywood to driving up the coast to its many beaches, hiking, biking, eating, you will never find yourself bored! You can live here for years, and always discover new and exciting hidden treasures!

San Diego - San Diego residents recognize how fortunate they are to live in an area famous for its sunny weather and impressive beaches. But there is much more to this southern California beach city than initially meets the eye. Resident lifestyles vary depending on whether you seek a beach, urban or suburban environment. Regardless of where you live, residents do not want for things to do, ranging from outdoor activities to free museums to entertainment venues.

San Francisco - San Francisco is known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. Situated on a peninsula separating San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco is a uniquely picturesque city, whose scenic attractions include the largest cultivated urban park in the country, Golden Gate Park. From its amazing museums, performing arts, libraries, shopping districts, dining, hiking, biking, sailing, there is nothing you won't find in this eclectic city by the bay.

Vallejo - Just a short drive from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, with more than 400 wineries, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, Sonoma County is a dream location to live in California. Go beyond the wine and discover more than 50 pristine nature parks that offer miles of hiking and cycling trails through the towering redwoods or oak-studded hills. Rivers entice visitors to kayak, canoe, or simply float along the cool waters. A zip line excursion, a ropes course, or a hot-air balloon ride add a dash of adventure. Breathtaking Highway 1 — Pacific Coast Highway — delights visitors with crashing waves, sea lions and otters sunning on the beaches, and amazing sunsets that color the sky in brilliant hues.

** California not your perfect fit? Not to worry; we have great opportunities in more than 30 states. See for yourself!**

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They say everything is bigger in Texas and undoubtedly, The Lone Star State is charged with electricity and folks come here to watch cowboys rope and ride, eat brisket and listen to bluegrass. So, saddle-up (leave those spurs at home) and take a trip with us as we get to the heart of this sprawling American state known for its rich musical heritage, culture, and even richer food.

Austin: Texas’ state capital, home to the University of Texas flagship campus and “Live Music Capital of the World,” this is the liberal, hippified love-child of Texas. Austin doesn’t take itself too seriously and that is precisely why it is so awesome. This city is home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping, and stunning outdoor spaces to keep you from getting bored. You can easily spend your morning paddling at the lake, your lunch-hour grazing the food truck cornucopia and finally, wind your day down watching the BATset. Every summer night up to 1 million Mexican free-tailed bats fly out from under Congress Bridge.  It’s a classic sunset view with a funky twist. It’s okay if you don’t have time to fit it all in, you can look for your next opportunity with us and we’ll help you make this city your home.

San Antonio: This former military town which has transformed into a vibrant city has youthful energy at play here, colored by the city’s rich cultural mix that collided at The Alamo combining American, Spanish and Mexican Heritage. It is currently the 7th largest city in the United States and ranked one of the number one cities to visit.  Following the pedestrian landmark promenade knows as The River Walk, you’ll meander along the San Antonio River and through gorgeous gardens, footbridges, and quaint cafes.  Come time to nosh on the best eats the city has to offer, you will learn the true meaning of “Tex-Mex”.

Dallas: Nestled in the heart of North Texas, Dallas steals the hearts of many each year, as tourists come to visit and crush hard on all the city has to offer. What elevates Dallas to modern metropolis status besides the famous Cowboys and of course, their cheerleaders as well as Bonnie and Clyde who have helped shape the city’s culture? Well, Dallas residents pepper their sentences with “sir” and “ma’am” and say “howdy” because quite frankly, it’s an obligatory greeting. When in the South…! Here you won’t be able to resist the charm of that sweet Texan drawl.  Some say that Dallas is your smorgasbord because it has more restaurants per capita than the Big Apple. It’s also home to 18 of the Fortune 500 companies and 18 of the top wealth holders on Forbe’s Magazine list of billionaires. One quirky, notable fun fact is you have Dallas to thank for “Elevator Music” which debuted at The Statler Hilton back in 1956.

Houston: This city hums with energy and boasts an independent spirit. With a thriving art scene including an extensive collection of museums (19 in all), the ballet, symphony, and theater companies, it’s a top cultural destination in the South. For those science and astrology buffs, the Space Center Houston still functions as the Mission Control that NASA astronauts communicate with today.  The fourth largest city in the United States, Houston maintains lush green spaces for outdoor activities and even a bayou that runs through the heart of the city center. Make sure that Houston’s Livestock Show and Rodeo which runs for 18 days in the Spring, is on your travel docket because great entertainers such as Reba, Usher, Elvis, Taylor Swift, and George Strait among others have taken the stage by storm throughout the shows 80-plus years.

There is no doubt Texas is a spirited place, “beating away like horses’ hooves on the ground”. Everything in Texas is lifted by pride – from family recipes spanning generations to their larger-than-life history. Locals want you to love their state as they do; too many, Texas is the center of the universe. Home of Dr. Pepper, chicken fried steak and Willie Nelson and with deserts, oceans, and fields of bluebonnets, what’s not to swoon over?

This isn’t our first rodeo. With our ten-gallon hats and boots, our team is ready to help you rope the perfect school-based opportunity so you can make one of these great cities in this great BIG state, your home.

** Texas not your perfect fit? Not to worry; we have great opportunities in more than 30 states. See for yourself!**

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In a state known for its Outer Banks, historic lighthouse and NASCAR, North Carolina is a great place to take a road trip and of course, live. North Carolinians are gifted with living in utopia: beaches, mountains, great weather and just the right amount of Southern culture. While there, if you are asked if you prefer light blue or dark blue, think about your answer. Carefully. Sports fans know that the UNC Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils demand loyalty. You simply cannot cheer for both; it’s not allowed among the locals. Keeping it real is the rule in North Carolina—specifically speaking—“Esse Quam Videri." North Carolinians live and breathe by these words. In English, that's, "To be, rather than to seem (to be)." Being authentic is valued above all else.
 
Winston-Salem: Founded in 1766, this town with less than 400,000 residents has eight institutions of higher learning, 80 parks, 40 wineries, 450 dining options, 12 golf courses, and Salem College—the oldest college for women in the country. A number of notable movies were filmed here including ‘Mr. Destiny’ with Jim Belushi, ‘Eddie’ with Whoopi Goldberg and ‘Leatherheads’ which brought George Clooney to town.  Famous folks in music, arts, and literature call this eclectic city their home including Maya Angelou, Ben Folds, and Angela Bassett. Fun Fact: The famous Krispy Kreme Doughnut was invented here.
 
Burlington: Burlington is located only a few hours’ drive from the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mountains to the west and beautiful coastal beaches to the east and traces its beginnings to the 1850’s when the North Carolina Railroad selected Burlington to be the site of its repair facilities. Just one hour from North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, this is a family-friendly, easy city to live in and close enough to more populous areas should you crave a faster pace.  Several of North Carolina’s most prestigious universities and colleges are within an hour of Burlington including the Universities of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Greensboro, North Carolina State, North Carolina A&T and Duke University. Today, Burlington enjoys a unique position in being that it is home to major industry, to growing retail and to residential development.
 
Catawba: A beautiful, small town in the heart of Catawba Valley in the Western Piedmont of North Carolina, Catawba is approximately twenty minutes from Hickory, one hour from Charlotte, and just over one and a half hours from the mountains.  This sweet, little gem of a town offers something for everyone. Whether you would enjoy a nice picnic in the park, boating on the Catawba River, a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day, or a delicious southern-style meal, this town is calling for you.  Fun Fact: Catawba is also the home of Bobby Issac, NASCAR's 1970 Grand National Series Champion and 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee.
 
Thomasville:  This All-American city credited for its furniture industry famously hosts the state's oldest arts and craft festival, "Everybody's Day", each year on the last Saturday in September.  For over 100 years, this festival brings its locals and out-of-towners alike to enjoy carnival rides, local bands of all genre’s, over 200 vendors and lots of delicious food served with flair. Rounding out the picturesque,  town’s family-friendly outings is the 11 Acre Market which has grown considerably over the years into a highly-praised international outdoor bazaar featuring textiles and food from Mexico, Central, and East Asia. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find and enjoy fresh lemongrass and coconuts on ice.  Built around the local railway system, Thomasville is home to the oldest railroad depot in the state, just a few hundred feet from the city's most notable landmark, "The Big Chair".
No matter who you are or where you are originally from, everyone always seems to find something about North Carolina that makes them feel at home and to say that North Carolinians are proud of their state is an understatement. They bleed blue and live by an old-time value system. Fun Fact: Pepsi was invented in North Carolina. You’re welcome.
 
** North Carolina not your perfect fit? Not to worry; we have great opportunities in more than 30 states. See for yourself!**
GA

Macon - Known as the city “where soul lives” and less than two hours from Atlanta, Macon Georgia has a rich musical heritage with artists like Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers, Little Richard and Young Jeezy making this southern city their home base. And even more notable, “First Friday Macon” brings many residents and visitors including the four-legged downtown where the city comes alive with music, art, and food.

As with much of Georgia, there is a great deal of history in Macon-from the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds, to the historic Opera House, to the Tubman African American Museum all the way to the guided walking tour of the notable and often referred to as ‘haunted’, Rose Hill cemetery that opened in 1840.  

Macon has many things to keep you active and engaged, but sometimes you just want to hit the open road. With that in mind, there are multiple day trips to take from Macon:

  • Stone Mountain, Georgia: 188 miles round trip from Macon
  • Lookout Mountain, Georgia: 436 miles roundtrip from Macon
  • Cumberland Island, Georgia: 200 miles roundtrip from Macon
  • Providence Canyon, Southwest Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”: 230 miles roundtrip from Macon

Fun Fact: There are more Yoshino Cherry trees in Macon than Japan.  So, Macon out cherry blossoms the place that invented cherry blossoms, making Macon the Cherry Blossom capital of the world!

Marietta - With a historic town square (reportedly haunted by Civil War soldiers), five National Register Historic Districts, a lush mountain backdrop, and only 20 miles separating it from Atlanta, Marietta feels like a small-town bustling with an urban flare.  History buffs can’t miss the museums including one dedicated to “Gone with the Wind” and with locally owned restaurants, shops and boutiques, art galleries and a thriving local farmer’s market, there is always something to get into!

Georgia has the fortune of experiencing all four seasons and that alone brings many to visit and decide to stay. When the peaches ripen, when the apples turn red, when it’s time to dig peanuts when the pecans begin to fall and the leaves change color, there is one epic adventure that begins and ends in Marietta and that is the quintessential road trip extending into the gorgeous landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Starting in Marietta, the first leg of the 152-roundtrip adventure includes about 30 miles along Interstate 575 and quickly passes through three distinct and picturesque cities before concluding in Blue Ridge at mile 76.  Jasper, Talking Rock, Ellijay, and Blue Ridge are each uniquely packed with views, walking tours, antique shops, hiking, kayaking, roadside stands to make it a “must”’ at least once a season.

Marietta has continued to be a favorite of businesses to start, relocate and even expand, particularly medical and technology-based industries. These have included:

  • Georgia Tech Research Institute: Georgia’s premier research institution expanded its offices.
  • WellStar Kennestone: Headquartered in Marietta, GA's largest hospital system opened its new cancer center in Marietta.
  • Marietta Technology Center: A Fortune 500 company division expanded its offices.
  • Atlanta United: FC-Atlanta’s Major League Soccer club built its headquarters and practice fields in Marietta.

With vibrant and diverse amenities, Marietta has much to offer its community and is a great place to start or continue a career.

Fun Fact: Part of the movie Dumb and Dumber 2 released in 2014 was filmed in Marietta. 

Bainbridge - The golden rule of road-tripping is 'never take the interstate when far more interesting places await along back roads'. And with that rule in mind, Bainbridge is a small town on the banks of the Flint River enveloped by horse and cattle farms, vast pecan plantations and fragrant peach orchards. It has been the home of professional athletes (Tyree Crump, NBA player), influential state and federal politicians and millionaire businessmen.
Surrounded by local art studios, gift shops, and antique stores, many say the center of the Bainbridge is Willis Park and is also said to be among the prettiest town squares along U.S. 27. Bordered by West,
Water, Broad, and Broughten Street, the area reveals a bevy of historic homes and churches—more than 40 locations are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The rows of pastel and brick
buildings are reminiscent of Charleston’s Rainbow Row.
 
Along West Street, you'll find traditional general stores where residents can purchase art, home goods, and other specialty items. As you make your way down Water Street, you'll find various boutiques to shop for the perfect gift followed by a lazy southern lunch sitting al fresco along Broughten Street.
 
New businesses continue to be drawn to Bainbridge because of its small-town paradise making this quaint little town a perfect place to settle in and let your career Bloom.

Fun Fact: Scenes from the movie “Brother’s Keeper” starring country artist Travis Tritt, were filmed at
Bainbridge Presbyterian Church on Willis Street.

Stone Mountain - An outer suburb of Atlanta, the city of Stone Mountain is a gateway to Stone Mountain Park, named for the monolith at its center. Etched into the rock’s side, the Confederate Memorial carving depicts Civil War generals and a trail and short cable ride lead to the rock’s epic peak overlooking a 60-mile radius on a clear day.

Back in the 1800s, European settlers made their homes on Rock Mountain and New Gibraltar. Now known as Stone Mountain, the little town served as a stagecoach hub, centered around the iconic
monolith. The mountain quickly became a tourist attraction and was also home to a quarry that supplied granite to the locks of the Panama Canal and the steps at the U.S. Capitol. The downtown area, Stone Mountain Village, is located just outside the theme park and is the most visited attraction in the state.

Besides the mountain itself which is filled with fun things to see and do, the city offers a robust Farmer’s Market, the annual Yellow Daisy festival in September and weekly outdoor concerts from well-known
artists. With a short, 16-mile hop, skip, jump to downtown Atlanta, you’ll not be short of fun things to do all year round.

Fun Fact: Frank Lloyd Wright used pieces of Stone Mountain’s granite to build the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo which afforded it the ability to be only a few of the buildings to survive the powerful 1923
earthquake.

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Elkton - Elkton is very fortunate to have the comforts, charm, and atmosphere of a small town with all the advantages of larger cities such as Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington, DE just minutes away. Located in Cecil County, it has a bevy of “can’t-miss” things to do from getting involved in the arts, learning about local history to dining at independent restaurants and staying active at area parks and green spaces. It’s easy to love where you live and work when you are so close to eight local lakes and beaches to take advantage of. Elton residents of all ages come out twice a year to celebrate the Fall Fest and the Fair Hill International Festival, bringing together a cultural vibrancy. All of this coupled with spectacular sunsets and world-class seafood, the Eastern Shore is a perfect place to lay down roots.

Fun Fact: Elkton was once known as the Scottish Gretna Green of the East because of its popularity as a place for eloping couples to marry.

Rockville - Located in Montgomery County, and touted as one of the best places to live in Maryland, Rockville offers its community members a suburban feel with many families and young professionals who have recently graduated from college, calling it home. With an easy 30-minute drive to our nation’s capital,
there is no shortage of adventure. Nearly every home in Rockville is located within a short walk to a city park and has more than 1,000 acres of parkland, there is a wide range of outdoor activities to draw from year-round. The city may be smaller than its nearby sister-cities, Baltimore and Washington, but it offers big options
in festivals and activities. Players at all skill levels can pick from numerous private and public golf courses, guided walking tours filled with history, and come the winter season, ice skating, sledding and ice hockey are just the tip of the ultimate winter wonderland for making memories with family and friends.

Fun Fact: Before Rockville got its name, it was affectionately called “Hungerford’s Tavern” after the well-known tavern in the heart of the city.

Lanham - About 10 miles northeast of Washington, DC, the suburb of Lanham offers access to the arts, outdoor recreational activities and science-based adventures including a planetarium. The neighboring town of Carrollton features a Washington metro station, providing easy access to the nation’s capital. The annual music festival, a popular nightlife, amusement parks and an array of outdoor activities located within a 30-minute drive makes Lanham a destination worth staying for.

Fun Fact: Patuxent Wildlife Refuge was founded by FDR in 1936 as part of the New Deal.

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The Palmetto State has more than enough attractions, historical landmarks, picturesque small towns, beaches, natural wonders, and even a few ghost stories to keep you and your family “chilled,” excited and interested. So, come “Carolina Shag” with us as we drive through South Carolina with the top down and our shades on.
 
Florence: As the Florence Mayor Stephen J. Wukela once said with optimism years ago during his State of the City address, Florence is in a state of a renaissance. From the National Recreation Trail following the scenic Lynches River to Broadway musicals, concerts, and plays to culinary trails dedicated to the pecan as well as the SC Pecan Festival, the momentum Florence has and continues to develop is part of what makes life full forward here.  If you are lucky enough to experience Florence during the last two weeks in April, you should consider attending “ArtFields” which is the largest art competition in the Southeast. Florence Is only 74 miles East of Columbia and 94 miles Southeast of Charlotte making this city a no-brainer when it comes to big-city convenience.
 
Gaffney: The Emmy Award-winning Netflix original series, “House of Cards” has its ties to this city with Kevin Spacey’s character, Francis “Frank” Underwood, a Democrat from Gaffney representing the state’s 5th district. One episode, in particular, made its mark bringing in fans from far and wide to see The Peachoid for themselves. The “Big Peach” is a 135-foot water tower that can be seen from Interstate 85 and has notably become one of the regions’ most recognizable landmarks. Outside of Gaffney’s link to Hollywood glitter, it is the quintessential small southern town, midway between Charlotte and Greenville that is filled with history, boutiques, antiques, and friendly faces. With big cities just down the road, you’ll find a beautiful way of life here.
 
Spartanburg: Quietly nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, between Atlanta and Charlotte and less than 4 hours away from vibrant Ashville, Spartanburg is known as the Hub City. An eclectic mix of activities for everyone including the history buff, the artistic bohemian, the academia nerd, the outdoor enthusiast, and even the business tycoon. Oh, and as we continue to tour the Palmetto state, let’s stop in at BMW’s only North American facility and make sure our tires are full and the oil is topped off. While we wait for our car, we should enjoy a bite to eat as it’s well known that much of the city’s culinary diversity is linked to its international business community.  Japanese, Chinese, Thai, French, Italian, Greek, Jamaican, Irish, Mexican, German… they are all here.  Pace yourself as you eat your way through Spartanburg or you might fall victim to “too much of a good thing.” 
 
Columbia: The capital city of South Carolina, is home to where three rivers come together and those who call this beautiful city “Home Sweet Home” are enamored with the strong emphasis on sustainable, healthy lifestyles that include walking trails, farmers’ markets, bike rides, and pocket parks. This is a city that is always doing something. It doesn’t just create goals but achieves them. It doesn’t just house businesses but advances them. The city is doing more because it has evolved to do nothing less. Even more, Columbia is an expert in wooing because it is intentionally not experiencing the hyper growth of some other southern cities, and that is a good thing. Columbia is thoughtful in its urban planning and prides itself on Southern style like it was meant to be shown with grace and beauty and modern elegance.
 
South Carolina is a state that should be explored to its fullest—if the Spanish moss (oh so very Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) doesn’t lure you in, then the epic wrap-around porches, sweet tea, grits, and fried green tomatoes certainly will. Trust me, it won’t take long for you to fall in love and want to call this place your home. South Carolinians are taught their manners before they’re taught anything else (well, maybe with the exception of the shag dance). So when you move here, you’ll quickly be introduced and most likely use, the phrase “Bless your heart!”  One more thing…… Homemade biscuits. All day. Erryday!
 
** South Carolina not your perfect fit? Not to worry; we have great opportunities in more than 30 states. See for yourself!**
NY

Staten Island - New York city isn’t all about the bright lights and skyscrapers. It has wildlife refuges, botanical gardens, parks and miles of beaches—all of which you can experience on Staten Island, the states greenest and most wealthy borough. The island’s other sights include one of America’s longest operating military forts, a living colonial village, a Chinese sculpture garden, and a Yankees minor league team.

Staten Island is not a small place; it is completely surrounded by water on all sides, and the eastern side is the Atlantic Ocean.  Residents affectionately say it’s a country of the state of New York as well as a borough of the city of New York.  Malls, over 15 schools, 100 churches, a ferry system running each hour connecting it to lower Manhattan and a suspension bridge connecting it Brooklyn-Queens, then to all four other boroughs, the island has a robust infrastructure.

Living on an island with easy connectivity to the bustling city of New York has its draw—the history of the island pulls from Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Victorian, Second Empire and Colonial styles making this borough more interesting and culturally vibrant. 

Fun Fact: The map of Westeros in Game of Thrones is modeled after Staten Island.

Brooklyn - Residents from Brooklyn hail from every corner of the world; it’s truly one of NYC’s most diverse boroughs. More recently, college graduates, young couples, new families, screenwriters, businesspeople, dreamers, artists, global citizens, and even long-term New Jersey residents have been relocating here adding to its already rich diversity and culture.

There are hundreds of reasons to call Brooklyn home and here are some of the top advantages:

Fantastic views: In Brooklyn, you can see the sky which is a rarity in Manhattan where all but a sliver is blocked by the concrete jungle.

Culture and Art: Your inner culture vulture can be fed with concerts in the park, poetry reading in local cafes, free and public theater productions, guided walking tours and of course, the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Lower prices: New York, in general, is pricey - however, compared to Manhattan or the ritzier areas of Queens, Brooklyn is a more frugal way to experience NYC from clothing, dining to renting.

Fun Fact: America’s first hot dog was invented in 1867 at Coney Island, by Charles Feltman.

Bronx - Bronx pride runs deep and the residents are not shy about it!  Each New York borough believes it is the best and if you’re keeping score, here are some of the reasons why the Bronx thinks it is:

  • The real Little Italy lives here: Located in the Belmont section, Little Italy in the Bronx is what locals consider the most authentic Italian district in the city.
  • The Bronx has its own beach: Orchard Beach draws Bronxintes in for a day of summer fun with both basketball and volleyball courts, a pavilion, snack bars, and music. Open to the public year-round, it is one more reason why locals never need to leave.
  • A zoo fit for King Kong: Home to the country’s largest Metropolitan zoo with over 600,000 animals within 265 acres, this wildlife adventure and its various exhibits (even an aquarium) entertains all year long.
  • Who needs MOMA: When you have the Bronx Museum of the Arts in your backyard, you have all the culture you need, even with a section dedicated to graffiti.
  • You might not think of fresh, organic food when you think of The Bronx, but you should. They are making huge strides in bringing fresh, locally grown produce to the entire city with their LGE YouthMarket program. Since 2005, students from four Bronx high schools have joined together to grow and market organic food to keep healthy options available for all residents.

Fun Fact: The Bronx is the birthplace of hip hop and breakdancing.

New York - People say that NYC is the incubator of innovation and those who call this concrete jungle home adamantly call it the best place in the world to live. It is a destination not solely for the tourist, but also the roaming artist and hopeful businessperson.  People relocate for a change of pace and that pace is upbeat and at times, frenetic but in the best possible way.  There is simply no other place like it in the world.

For everything that NYC has to offer, the magic lies in the indisputable fact that you can live an entire lifetime in one day. From a morning run in Central Park, to a great lunch in the afternoon, to an evening out at a world-class theater.

New York really can be like the movies; there is always something calling your name if you just say ‘yes.’

Fun Fact: New York City was the first capital of the United States.

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Talk about a sunny way of life: Florida boasts a relaxed pace and the colors are saturated with turquoise, deep blues and the warm oranges of beachside sunsets. Coupled with white-sandy beaches, more than 230 days of sunshine and starry nights, it is easy to see why people are drawn to the sunshine state. Think breathtaking landscapes and indoor spaces that flow naturally into the outdoors.

The streets, lined with a ‘red carpet’ of palm trees, are perfect for exploring boutique shops, participating in water sports and signature festivals all year round. The numerous sun-soaked beaches are within minutes of each other and also offer an impressive collection of hotels, luxury properties, and dining that will have you eager to stroll the nightlife and relaxing poolside, too.

One of our favorite areas in Florida is Santa Rosa County. Here is a sneak peek into what Santa Rosa County schools have for you:

  • 15 Elementary Schools, 7 middle schools, 6 high schools and a number of specialized centers.
  • Santa Rosa County schools have won several awards over the years including recognition as among the best in the U.S. based on college readiness, reading and math proficiency as well as student-teacher ratio.
  • In the areas of Special Education and Exceptional Student Education, noted achievements have included the establishment of Autism Spectrum Model Classrooms and Social Thinking Classrooms.

** Florida not your perfect fit? Not to worry; we have great opportunities in more than 30 states. See for yourself!**

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Virginia, you say? Yes, Virginia to the ones who are looking for a new location but aren’t sure where to go. Or maybe you’re in Virginia, but your best friend lives in Connecticut. Better yet, your parents have retired and you could use some babysitters, or family, close by. Whoever you are, if any of these apply to you or someone you know then it’s time to call the moving trucks because Virginia has all the right stuff.
 
In Virginia:
 
You will be near and be a part of great schools.
Rest assured that good schools abound. Virginia is ranked as having k-12 schools #7 in the nation. For higher education, Virginia has 3 of the top 40 public colleges and universities in the nation: University of Virginia (#2), the College of William and Mary (#6) and Virginia Tech (#27).
 
You will enjoy all four seasons.
Winters are cold, sure. But the snow is pretty and it’s rarely too much – this isn’t Boston after all. Summers are hot – that’s why Virginia has so many amazing lakes, beaches, and rivers. However, in Virginia, Spring and Fall are the flagship seasons.
 
You will be in the heart of it all.
Virginia is within a day’s drive of 50% of the U.S. population. So, “but I’ll never see my old friends” is simply not an excuse!
 
You will have the luxury of both beaches and mountains.
Regardless of where you live in Virginia, you will have access to some of the most majestic mountain views and outdoor exercise options because the two major chains that run through the state are the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.  There are too many iconic mountain sites to list but a few worthy destinations include: Shenandoah National Park, Mount Rogers, and McAfee Knob. Same goes for beaches and all are within a half-day’s drive no matter where you live in the state: Virginia Beach, Sandbridge, and Assateague Island National Seashore. For those with a competitive streak, Virginia boasts about their abundance of outdoor races of every kind; there will be no shortage of people to get out and train with.
 
You will be in luck if you consider shopping a valid form of exercise.
High-fashion shopping or just a day out antiquing, Virginia has some of the best finds on the East Coast. Shopping here is more than just walking around and looking in windows, it’s an experience to savor.
 
You will enjoy wine, cheese, and every other culinary preference.
While the West Coast brags about their vineyards, Virginia has more than 200. Pair with hundreds of locally-made cheeses available at farmer's markets and specialty shops and your only issue will be having trouble picking your favorite. If you consider yourself a food snob, you will have no problem finding fine-dining or down-home country cooking. Virginia is not shy about competing with the likes of New York and San Francisco. Challenge accepted!
 
You will have the options to live a city life or get off the grid.
If you love the fast pace of a big city you can have it with the choice of sizable cities. One of the nation’s top job growth areas is Northern Virginia however, if a quieter pace is more your speed, take your pick of the various smaller towns where life runs a bit slower but is just as rich.
 
No matter who you are or what you love to do, Virginia has a niche where you belong. The state has a reputation for a well-educated population and a strong job market. Whether you’re drawn to the beautiful scenery, the rich history or robust economy, you’ll find a lot to love.
 
** Virginia not your perfect fit? Not to worry; we have great opportunities in more than 30 states. See for yourself!**