6 of the Best College Towns in America

As high school seniors put the final touches on their college apps, they may be imagining all of the different lives they might begin in the coming fall. Will they spend their afternoons wandering the brick lined streets of a quaint New England town? Or look out of their dorm window onto the rolling Ohio countryside? Maybe they will spend their Friday nights going to underground music shows in Los Angeles, or will spend their weekends on ski trips with their floormates. Every college experience is unique to its location. Below, we round up six of the greatest college towns in the country.

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Reading the Fine Print: What Is in Your Lease?

So you think you found the perfect place. Congrats! But before you rush to sign on the dotted line, take a nice hard look at your lease agreement. As a renter, you are often put at a legal disadvantage. If there is trouble down the road, it all comes down to your lease. Read on for some common lease pitfalls to look out for to make sure you are well protected.

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What’s Up with Idaho?

As far as states go, Idaho is flying under the radar. There are fewer people living in the entire state than there are in Phoenix, Arizona, and the state never seems to make waves in the national news cycle. In fact, most people would have a hard time coming up with a fact about Idaho that didn't have to do with potatoes. Though few people make it out to the Gem State, it is a shame that it doesn't get more recognition. Idaho is a naturally stunning state with boatloads of outdoor recreation and small town charm. And with an incredibly low cost of living, Idaho is an awesome place to call home.

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Local’s Guide to LA: Best of the East Side

The West Side of LA may have the beaches and Hollywood glam, but the East Side is where all of the twenty-something hipsters congregate. In the past decade, the East Side has become the coolest part of Los Angeles. With a full range of yoga studios, hip eateries and indie boutiques, there is no reason to venture west of the 101. Read on for a few of our favorite neighborhoods east of the LA river.

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A series of wildfires, fueled by paper-dry brush and the Santa Ana winds, have been ravaging the greater Los Angeles area for weeks. Hundreds of people have been ordered to evacuate as firefighters battle the flames. Though fire departments across Southern California have worked tirelessly to suppress the fires, the situation has continued to worsen. Many homes have been destroyed-- Californians left with nothing.

The question stands: what will be left once the wildfires are extinguished? And how will this massive destruction affect the Southern California housing market?

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