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The Best U.S. Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in 2014

Redfin | Posted 12.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Redfin

Every longtime resident knows of at least one Griswold-style home in their area; word spreads and, soon enough, hundreds of families come to visit each year. But for people who have just moved to a city, it can be difficult to know where to see the best holiday lights and decorations.

12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As anyone who's moved a few times knows, not all neighborhoods are created equal. There is no such thing as the perfect neighborhood, because not all areas are going to be truly a perfect fit for everyone and their unique needs.

These Are the People in Your Neighborhood

Katherine Fritz | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Katherine Fritz

In truth, our neighborhoods are vastly more sprawling and interconnected than we frequently choose to acknowledge.

7 Ways to Get Happy (Hint: It's Not About the "Stuff")

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

Many of us do get distracted and confused. After all, we need material security to live, and support our families, and our increasingly unequal society makes that more and more difficult.

How Suburban Sprawl, Inadequate Transit Worsen Unemployment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find replacement employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.

11 Ways to Tell If You're an Annoying Neighbor

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

For the sake of neighborhood tranquility and harmony, let's do a spot check to see if you fall into the category of nice or annoying. If you identify with one or more of the factors below -- you just might be an annoying neighborhood.

How Walkable Communities Are Good for Us

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
F. Kaid Benfield

We know from exhaustive past research that walkable neighborhoods and cities reduce driving, associated emissions, and living costs. Three important academic studies published earlier this year demonstrate that they are good for our health, too.

Remembering the Human Scale in Walkable City Neighborhoods

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 12.06.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, "smart growth" city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate?

8 Ways To Deal With The Neighbor From Hell

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 09.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Call it a social issue on steroids, says Bob Borzotta, author of "Neighbors From Hell: Managing Today’s Brand of Co...

Tribute to Good Neighbors Day

Laurie Levy | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Laurie Levy

What's the current thinking about having neighbors? If I believe the house hunting shows on HGTV, it's not having them. Or if you have them, it's important not to see them. On those shows, the kiss of death for a real estate listing is going into a backyard and seeing other homes.

Orchestras Come Out to Play

Jesse Rosen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Two recent projects I was fortunate enough to see and hear recently extend the idea of engaging the many, to creating events that dramatically link orchestras to their unique time and place.

Family, Friends and Technology

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.30.2014 | Impact
William B. Bradshaw

Are people less friendly than they used to be? As I looked beyond having just a "gut feeling" about attitudes and practices of people, I became aware of the "General Social Survey." I found a lot of information that relates to the friendliness of people.

These Are the Neighbors Everyone Wants

Hometalk | Posted 10.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Bad neighbors are a nightmare! In fact, they're such a nightmare, that neighbors often get a bad rap. But there are definitely good neighbors out there, and if you're lucky, you could end up with the very best kind of neighbor there is -- a DIYer.

Moving Day: The Search for the Perfect Apartment in the DMV

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 10.27.2014 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

With so many choices, it's easy to get overwhelmed. If, like me, you're an employed, childless, "millennial" (whatever that means these days), here are a few things to consider when you're planning your move.

In Ferguson, the Most Important Color Might Be Green

Mechele Dickerson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Mechele Dickerson

As is true in Ferguson and other communities in the U.S., a gulf now exists between the rich and the poor, and between blacks and whites. This gulf is making it harder to empathize with people we don't know, and with people who are different from us.

Gentrification Rolls On in Dallas, But Will It Grow Up?

Ginger McKnight-Chavers | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Ginger McKnight-Chavers

To call Oak Cliff "fringe" and "one of Dallas' worst neighborhoods" is not only false, but it dismisses intelligent, hard-working folks as low-lives who should be grateful for the salvation of artisan pies, espresso and couture cocktails.

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.

Beyond the "Starchitect"

Toni Haber | Posted 10.01.2014 | New York
Toni Haber

There is an overwhelming fear of the rapidly changing Manhattan skyline. Where that fear stems from is up for debate--is it a fear of the aesthetics o...

Six Easy Tips for Traveling Like a Local

Localeur | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Localeur

You're clearly looking to make sure you enjoy everything the city has to offer. Given this information, this is how you lay the foundation for great experience.

How To Be A Good (Or Better) Neighbor In 5 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

Anyone who's ever moved (which pretty much accounts for all of us) knows one thing to be true: We don't ever want to do it again. There's the bidding ...

The Lower (Lower) East Side

Greg Jacobs | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While the Lower East Side north of Delancey is being infiltrated by frat stars and state school grads, the Lower East Side below Delancey is seeing a rebirth of creative, unique, and amazing stores, galleries, and my favorite, restaurants.

This Food Market on Wheels Is Driven to Serve Low-Income Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
F. Kaid Benfield

It's not unusual for a farmers market to dispense healthy, fresh produce by vehicle. It is very unusual, however, for one to target so-called "food deserts" and accomplish a hefty portion of their business by accepting food stamps and vouchers from other government assistance programs.

Pre-Game Fenway Park: 13 Spots in the New Kenmore Square

Fathom | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Fathom

Despite being the site of major trolley and subway lines, Kenmore Square has never really been a destination. Unless you count the punk scene it attracted in the 1980s, or the methadone hub it became in the '90s.

When Life Gives Your Neighbor Lemons, Ask for Some

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Something my garden constantly reminds me to do is to be generous, which is an admittedly easier thing to do when it offers me more vegetables than I could eat on my own.

Will New Orleans Reach Its Post-Katrina Potential?

Joah Spearman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?