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10 Fastest-Growing Metro Areas in America

St. George, Utah, takes the No. 1 spot, and it's mostly because of out-of-staters

(Newser) - Residents in St. George, Utah, probably won't be surprised to learn they're living in the fastest-growing metro area in America—the constant new housing and business construction is likely a giveaway, the Spectrum notes. The region took top honors based on the US Census Bureau's newly released... More »

Raleigh Tops in Quality of Life

(Newser) - Raleigh, NC, is the American city with the highest quality of life, according to a new survey by Portfolio magazine . With its low unemployment rate, quality housing stock, and rapid pace of growth, Raleigh beat out the other 66 largest metro areas in a comparison of 20 statistical measures of... More »

Even in Recession, NYC Best for Singles

(Newser) - New York may be expensive and unemployed, but high marks for “coolness” and online dating participation have it atop this year’s Forbes list of best cities for singles. As the economy stifles ambition, the dating number has become more significant. “When things are tough, core needs are... More »

'Job Sprawl' Sucking Work From Downtowns to Suburbs

(Newser) - More and more US companies are setting up shop in suburban areas far from urban centers in a trend known as “job sprawl,” USA Today reports. Though urban jobs increased overall from 1998-2006, a Brookings Institution report shows the share of employment opportunities within 3 miles of downtown... More »

W. Coast Cities Boast Smallest Carbon Footprint

New York metropolitan area also high in rankings

(Newser) - West Coast metro areas boasted some of the lowest carbon emissions per capita in the country in 2005, according to a ranking of 100 urban areas by the Brookings Institution. Honolulu topped the list, followed by Los Angeles, the Portland-Vancouver area, and New York. Population density, mild climates, and aggressive... More »

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