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Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. In fact, the DFW Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the country. People who come here from throughout the South — and from across the Nation — are flocking to a particular little section of downtown Fort Worth west of the center.

A Thriving Community

When looking for Fort Worth real estate, you'll quickly realize there's a lot packed into a relatively small geographical area. That's why it helps to break up your search into smaller neighborhoods. To get access to the hottest restaurants, the most important cultural institutions, and the liveliest nightlife, you should definitely consider the West 7th corridor. It's the best place to get that contemporary live-work-play

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Downtown Denver is booming and people are buying up hot properties quickly, but there are still some hidden treasures in the market and the centrally located West Colfax/Sloan's Lake neighborhood is one of those treasures.

A Natural Connection

One of the nice things about West Colfax is the connection to nature. Sloan's Lake is one of the largest bodies of water in the city, with plenty of opportunities for fishing, recreation, or just plain old relaxation. There's also Lakewood Gulch, which forms the southern border of the neighborhood. Major projects transformed it over the course of several years into an accessible green space, complete with a multi-use trail.

An Urban Experience

While there's plenty of shopping and entertainment on the

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The City of San Antonio is a modern Texan metropolis set within a unique Western-Spanish aesthetic. The city has no lack of new developments going on or big-city amenities but what's special about San Antonio is that it is also set around major historical Texas sites, like the Alamo. There's even a NBA team.

Sports events and world-famous tourist destinations are definitely reasons you'd want to visit the city but the real secret to why people love living here is the walkable San Antonio lifestyle. In fact, most of residents' long-time favorite pastimes, such as hiking the natural and cultural landmarks in the hill country, revolve around getting around on your own two feet. The hottest nightlife and entertainment spot in the city, the San Antonio

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Your condo is never just a home, even if it's your primary residence. It's also an investment — one you can manage. It may sound confusing at first, but getting the most out of the federal tax breaks for homeowners can be simple. Many tax rules are conditional so you'll want to meet with a pro if you're filing taxes or buying, selling or holding real estate. Here's what you should know to get that conversation started.

1. You Could Save Money Itemizing

To find out if it's worth going line by line, you'll first need to determine what's eligible for a tax break. Then, add everything together and compare the final figure to your standard deduction. There are some costs you'll likely be able to deduct, such as mortgage interest and property taxes, and

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Charlotte has something to offer anyone who's looking for true live-work-play areas. Here's where to buy to take advantage of the contemporary, urban lifestyle that the most walkable Charlotte neighborhoods have to offer.

Dilworth is a unique place. It's hip restaurant scene, boutique shopping options, and vibrant neighborly feel makes Dilworth seems isolated from the busiest parts of the city. You'd never guess it's only a few minutes away from the Spectrum Center and other Uptown attractions. Here are a few of the hot properties in this in-demand area:

  • Dilworth Walk: At 1829 & 1903 Kenilworth, this secure, mid-rise development is right around the corner from the neighborhood's main restaurant and nightlife area.
  • 1315 East: These modern,
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Pearl District Portland is a historic neighborhood where art aficionados, galleries, and artists come together. It's in one of the oldest parts of the city, with most of the galleries concentrated in the southern portion of the neighborhood, bordered to the north by Northwest Glisan Street. Portland artists and art lovers looking for homes in the city will definitely want easy access to this roughly 28-square-block art heaven.

The variety and range of work is what really makes the area special. However, Upfor is certainly one of the most important Pearl District galleries in terms of the art world at large. This avant-garde space was founded in 2013, and is featured in internationally renowned publications, such as Artforum.

From the Pearl District,

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Charlotte and San Francisco are competing to be the second largest financial center in the USA (after New York City, of course). It's easy to see one of the main reasons people are moving to the center of the Charlotte: opportunity. Young people move here to attend college and graduate school, and major companies set up Uptown Charlotte offices to take advantage of the highway and airport access. However, there's plenty more to the city than the high finance, world-class universities and infrastructure that collectively form the economic backbone of the urban area.

The real reason Uptown Charlotte real estate is in such demand is the live-work-play lifestyle that residents enjoy. There's plenty of new construction in the area and developers here seem

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None of the architecture in Seattle is ancient, but some neighborhoods are older and more central than others. Japantown is one of these history-rich downtown areas. It's also the site of one of the most popular new developments in the International District. With superb walkability and transit, the address is likely to appeal to people who are looking to buy into the urban live-work-play lifestyle.


If you think owning in Downtown Seattle is unattainable, this new development might change your perspective. Koda Seattle will be a 200-plus unit high-rise right in the center of the city. Reservations began in early 2018 for the condos, which were priced from the $400,000 range for a studio up to around $1.3 million for the larger units.


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South Beach is undoubtedly one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the Miami-Dade area. The iconic Miami art-deco architecture, nightclubs, and lengthy expanses of beach are all right here. What the community has not had for many years is a grand entryway — but all that is about to change.

Reclaiming Lost Territory

One of the largest developers in the country has had its eye on a specific plot of Miami Beach real estate for quite some time: the site of the defunct South Shore Hospital right by the MacArthur Causeway. Attempts to revitalize the aging healthcare facility didn't work out, but now there's finally some significant progress in terms of redevelopment.

The proposed tower project will be a welcome change from the remains of the old

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You don't need a car in most of the residential neighborhoods in the Emerald City. It's one of the most walkable places to live in the USA. However, even in this pedestrian-friendly town, one place stands out: Downtown Seattle.

The whole downtown area is completely walkable and incredibly well serviced by public transit. You can also bike or skate easily. One of the best things about living in this area of Seattle is how many different cultures are packed into such a small area — each neighborhood in the city center has its own unique character. 

1. Pioneer Square

Deep history and world-class venues come together in the city's oldest neighborhood. Pioneer Square is a sports-lover's dream, with CenturyLink Field and the recently renamed T-Mobile

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