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The 12 Most Protected Metros in the U.S.

From Washington to West Virginia, more than 3.3 million Americans protect our neighborhoods, our schools, our airports and an array of other places where we go about our daily lives. In the federal government’s lingo, these folks are collectively known as protective service workers. (Members of the military aren’t included.) […]

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The 14 Most Mortgaged Metros in America

Our nation’s capital is also the nation’s mortgage capital. A LawnStarter analysis of newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the Washington, DC, metro area had the highest share of homes with mortgages (78.1 percent) among the 100 largest metro areas in 2015. In the DC area, owners […]

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The 12 Metro Areas With the Biggest Houses

Bigger families translate into bigger houses, right? In Utah, that’s definitely the case. Three of the top five places in LawnStarter’s new ranking of the metro areas with the biggest houses are held by metro areas in Utah. Provo-Orem grabs the No. 1 spot, with 57 percent of owner-occupied homes […]

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Is Dial-Up Dead Yet? Not in These 12 Metro Areas

The Stockton, CA, metro area sits at the northern tip of the San Joaquin Valley, the world’s most plentiful agricultural region. Among the more than 250 crops produced annually are asparagus, cherries and strawberries. Speaking of distinctions, the Stockton area has a dubious one in another field — communication. Among […]

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America’s 12 Most On-the-Move Metros

As anyone who’s visited knows, the Strip in Las Vegas, NV, is a hustle-and-bustle place. But it appears that professional and DIY movers in the Las Vegas area are hustling and bustling as well. A LawnStarter study of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey shows Las […]