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Exactly Where are People Moving?

January 27th, 2012 - 10:47 AM
The 2011 U-Pack Moving Trends Infographic was just released!

If you’ve ever wondered where people are moving, the most popular times they move, and how far in advance they start getting moving quotes, now’s your chance to check it out. 

I’ll go ahead and give a little spoiler – what state would you guess topped the list of the most inbound moves in 2011 (that’s the “moving to” location)?  Here’s a hint: It’s as far west as you can get in the U.S., and it’s not Oregon or Washington...
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Best States for Skiing and Snowboarding | Infographic

January 25th, 2012 - 2:22 PM

It’s that time of year again folks, people are starting to plan Spring Break vacays!  While tropical locations are probably most popular, many spring breakers plan to head to cold-weather, powder-laden destinations for a little fun in the snow.
This infographic naming the five states with the most ski and snowboard mountains comes at a perfect time for vacationers, but it’s also good info for folks planning to move.  How exciting to move to a location where a weekend skiing trip is a short drive away.  Check it out!

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Top 5 West Coast Wineries | Infographic

January 18th, 2012 - 10:33 AM
If you’re moving to the West Coast—specifically Oregon, Washington or California, you may be pleased to know that you’re moving to areas where you have first-hand access to some of the tastiest wine in the country. According to Food & Wine Magazine the West Coast is the home to the top vineyards in the U.S.   And when you consider that wine grapes need at least 1,400 hours of annual sunlight during the growing season to ripen properly, it makes sense that this portion of the country would be optimal.
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How Moving Companies Have Changed the U.S. Landscape

January 11th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
Since 1790 the U.S. census has been tracking the mean center of the U.S. population. According to this infographic, titled How Moving Companies are Changing the U.S. Landscape, at first count it was 23 miles east of Baltimore, but over the years it has moved steadily west, and more recently south.  I’m certain I would have never guessed the current population center (as of the 2010 census).  Plato, Missouri — an incorporated village in Texas County, Missouri with a population of only around 2,000. 
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Top 5 cities to open a restaurant

January 4th, 2012 - 2:35 PM
If you’re a Culinary Entrepreneur, hoping to open a restaurant, here are some cities you may want to look into:  Top 5 Cities to Open a Restaurant

This infographic looks at the country’s top spots to open a restaurant calculated by business-friendliness and the strength of the local restaurant scene—and there are a few surprises! 

If you’re from one of these areas (or a frequent visitor), our readers would love to know your recommendations!
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Holiday Trees You Don't Want to Miss

December 21st, 2011 - 1:57 PM

What screams "it's Christmastime!" louder than a beautifully decorated Christmas tree? Okay, maybe Santa. But Christmas trees surely are at the top of the list. And there are some amazing ones around the country. This Must-See Holiday Trees infographic, just released in the U-Pack press room, depicts the country's most festive firs, pines and spruces. Check it out!

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Cities with Impressive Holiday Displays

December 14th, 2011 - 11:07 AM
I love the holiday season. There's just something that feels magical about this time of year— the parades, festivals, parties and twinkling holiday lights all around town. Who doesn't love that! I may be the only one who didn't realize this, but did you know there are only 11 days until Christmas?! That means, if you haven't been out to enjoy the holiday festivities and lights in your area, now's the time!
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Cities With The Highest College Student Population

November 16th, 2011 - 2:01 PM

Most high school students beginning their college search will probably tell you that there's a little more to choosing a college than just educational opportunities (much to their parents chagrin).  They might even tell you that while the campus is a hugely important decision-maker, the surrounding city is just as important.  The college experience reaches far beyond the classroom walls— students care about what there is to do off-campus too.