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Virginia: A Best States To Live for 2018

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAAre you about to move for college? Are you still considering where to go to school? Well, we used science and data to determine which U.S. states have it made.

Do you want to live in one of the best states in America?

You might think people across the nation like to think they live in the best place in the country. After all, you wouldn’t spend your lives somewhere that you truly didn’t love. Right? Not always. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center study not too long ago determined that almost half of Americans would rather live somewhere else than they do now.

Well, if you’re in one of the states we’re about to highlight, odds are you don’t want to go anywhere.

The purpose of this study is to use science to determine which of our great American states are the absolute best. While unbiased, this research does take into account factors that almost all Americans would agree are desirable. Therefore, while you may have strong opinions either way, you can’t argue against the methodology.

After analyzing all 50 U.S. states, we came up with this list as the 10 best states in our nation for 2018:

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Connecticut
  4. New Jersey
  5. Virginia
  6. Vermont
  7. Hawaii
  8. Minnesota
  9. Maryland
  10. Rhode Island

How we crunched the numbers for the best states of 2018

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using FBI crime data and the most recent ACS 2012-2016, this is the criteria we used:

  • Population Density (The higher the better)
  • Lowest Unemployment Rates
  • High Median Income
  • High Home Values
  • Levels of College Education
  • A lot of insured people
  • Low Crime
  • No poverty

We then ranked each state from 1 to 50 for the criteria with a #1 ranking being the best for the particular criteria.

Next, we averaged the rankings into one “Best Place To Live Index”.

Finally, we ranked every state on the “Best Place To Live Index” with the lowest index being the Best State To Live in America for 2018.

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Looking at Colleges? Virginia is a Best Place to Live

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAAre you looking at places where you want to go to college? If so, don't only consider the school, consider where it is located too. Downtime should be fun.

Those who contemplate a move should certainly consider a state’s overall quality of life. While every person is different and may weigh certain factors more than others, quality of life generally consists of a multitude of factors, including an area’s economy, jobs market, income levels, poverty, crime, education levels, health care, transportation, and whether the area is generally desirable.

Based on these factors and others, 24/7 Wall St. ranked all 50 states for overall quality of life.

9. Virginia

  • 10-yr. population change: +10.1% (21st largest increase)
  • Annual unemployment: 4.0% (tied — 14th lowest)
  • Poverty rate: 11.0% (tied — 12th lowest)
  • Life expectancy at birth: 79.1 years (25th shortest)

Problems with crime tend to be local rather than statewide, but across Virginia crime tends to be low and the state is relatively crime free compared to most of the country. There were just 217 violent crimes reported in the state for every 100,000 residents, nearly half the national figure of 397 incidents per 100,000 people.

Virginians are also among the most likely to have a college degree, which often results in higher incomes and better quality of life across a population. Just over 38% of Virginia adults have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 31.3% of adults nationwide. This high educational attainment rate may help explain Virginia’s relatively low unemployment rate. Last year, average unemployment was 4.0%, well below the national average rate of 4.9%.

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College Student Apartment Hunting Tips

Joseph Coupal - Monday, April 02, 2018

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAIt could be freshman year, sophomore year or even the upperclassman years but there comes a time when the stress of finding an apartment will begin. The key to success in college apartment shopping is to start looking and gathering information sooner rather than later. Apartment landlords like to start easing early.

Apartment complexes will start sending you mail on campus a few months prior to lease signing. Make sure you read and save each and every one of those pamphlets. Apartments tend to fill up quickly in college towns so it is always a smart idea to have a handful of apartment options for yourself and your roommates.

Once you start gathering information it’s important to have open communication with your parents. It’s important to ask for their advice on pricing and what to look for in an apartment. The price of apartments near colleges can be over-priced because they know they are in high demand.

Most students feel it is convenient to live in apartments on campus. Sometimes you can find good deals and clean apartments near campus, but if there are only a few available and you have a car or bus service available, off campus apartments could be a good choice. Apartments off campus tend to be nicer and sometimes cheaper. However, the best way to know this for sure is not by just researching online and reading pamphlets. Another key to successful apartment hunting is booking a showing with the apartment office to see exactly where you would be living.

Some apartment leasing agencies try to get students to sign leases without physically showing the tenants the apartment they will be living in. Be sure to view the apartment in person. Securing an appointment will also give you a look into how friendly the staff is and how the property owner treats their prospective renters.

An apartment says a lot about a person and it’s critical to have a reasonably priced and clean apartment where you will feel comfortable. If you follow this advice, you should be in good shape. Happy hunting!

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