The Providence Business News has reported that a recent study conducted by Magnify Money, an independent financial consultancy firm, ranked the 50 largest cities in the United States for working women. After running the numbers, researchers found that Providence ranks number 8 in the nation. Providence is the only city in New England to rank in the top fifteen, with Hartford, Connecticut coming at 16th place. Great news for the women of Providence! [Read more…]
Walkable cities like Providence have numerous benefits for their residents. Walkability provides convenience, a healthy lifestyle, and neighborhood pride. According to the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), there are also immense economic benefits to walkable neighborhoods. A recent study showed that homes in walkable neighborhoods build $448,217 more in equity than homes that require transportation. Furthermore, when residents shift their transportation costs to real estate costs in these neighborhoods, they can build an average of one million dollars in wealth over 40 years. [Read more…]
With massive winter storm cells affecting much of the country, including the Northeast recently, we may see more weather extremes before winter is over. As homeowners, it is essential we take extra care this year to winterize our homes to protect them from the damaging effects of the cold. Here are some tips for preparing your home for the cold New England weather: [Read more…]
Appearing in another top ten best cities list, Providence is now ranked as the fifth best city to retire in. The New York Times in coordination with Bankrate assessed cities across the United States and found that Providence has a variety of great benefits for retirees. They took into account a variety of factors that directly impact retirees and found that Providence is a great city to spend your golden years. [Read more…]
Millennials make up a significant segment of the workforce and the buying public today. Their large numbers mean that when they all agree on something, trends will form. And one thing that they might agree with is where to live. This is why so many cities in the country are trying to take steps to attract them.
Growth in most areas occur in waves. Think of the population booms in cities like Seattle during the early and mid-nineties or Austin during the early and mid-2000s, and you’ll see that when a community takes the time to create a lifestyle that will attract younger residents, its entire population demographic can shift. [Read more…]