Do you constantly wish you lived on the right side of the tracks, river or time zone? YouâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re not alone.
Heck, 46 percent of the public would rather live in a different type of community from the one they’re living in now, according to a recent poll by Pew Research Center‘s Social & Demographic Trends.
But moving is expensive and new jobs are hard to come by, so wouldnâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t it be great if there was a way to get a holistic picture of life in a new town, village or city before filling the U-Haul and finding a decent barber? Citymelt takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect nest, whether youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re a family of five or a swinging bachelor looking to reside within walking distance of a gentlemenâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s club.
Citymelt offers a long list of weighted options to determine your perfect home base from a database of more than 50,000 locales. Pick your ideal population size and shape. Weigh in on the weather. Choose the color of your collar: Blue or white. Heck, even choose your preferred elevation âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº whether itâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s the Mile High city of Denver or the Lost City of Atlantis.
Apparently, I would like the town of Meyers Chuck, Alaska. Allegedly, IâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢d get along with all 21 other residents -âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ although with 11 men and 10 women, itâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s a veritable sausage party. But with a median income of $65K, one third having earned bachelor degrees, and a median igloo value of $120k-plus, my 21 friends and I could have scholarly discussions about big, important things while burning hundred dollar bills to keep warm inside houses resembling SupermanâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s Fortress of Solitude.
Now that’s the life.