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Hayward's new Fire Station No. 7 will include a health-care facility called the Firehouse Clinic.

Communities Develop New Uses for Fire Stations

The city of Hayward, Calif., is incorporating a health-care facility in its new Fire Station No. 7, which is expected to be completed in September 2015.

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Find out how to easily and successfully navigate a food or drink festival with 10 quick tips.

10 Tips for Attending Food Festivals and Tastings

A list of 10 things to help maximize your experience when attending a food festival or tasting event.

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Through the Louisville Story Program, eight students at The Academy @ Shawnee became published authors.

Student Writing Project Helps Others See Community in New Ways

The Louisville Story Program ensures that unheard voices and overlooked communities are able to tell their stories.

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Miami University's enthusiastic marching band helps make Oxford one of Livability.com's 10 Best College Towns for 2014.

10 Best College Towns 2014

We selected the best college towns from each Football Bowl Subdivision conference, then ranked the top 10. Take a look at how these cities stacked up and find out which place took the No. 1 spot in our annual college towns list.

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art draws more than 50,000 people from around the world annually.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lives Here

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art attracts visitors from throughout the world, offers programs for educators and serves the local Amherst, Mass., community.

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More than 40 costumes from Downton Abbey will be on display at Asheville's Biltmore House beginning February 2015.

Watch Downton Abbey to See the Clothes? You Can See Them in Person Next Year

Visit Asheville's Biltmore House to see clothes from Downton Abbey on display beginning February 2015.

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The movie Where the Boys Are made Fort Lauderdale Beach a top spring break spot in 1961.

10 Fun Facts About This Year’s All-America Cities

Discover 10 fun facts about the 2014 All-America City Award winners.

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Celebrate National Watermelon Day by discovering 10 fun facts about the favorite summer treat.

10 Juicy Facts in Honor of National Watermelon Day

Love watermelon? Check out a list of 10 surprising facts about the summer staple.

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The Washington, D.C., area offers high-paying tech jobs, great schools, fun attractions and more.

Six Reasons to Move to the Washington, D.C. Area

Discover why the Washington, D.C., area is one of America's best places to live.

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Thomas Wolfe's Old Kentucky Home in Asheville, N.C., is open for tours.

10 Cities You Must Visit If You Are Writer, Poet or Literature Lover

Literature buffs can step into their favorite authors’ worlds by visiting their home-museums, former dorm rooms and local haunts.

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The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky., offers "Corn to Cork" tours.

An Insider's Guide to Touring Kentucky and Tennessee Whiskey and Bourbon Distilleries

An overview of the whiskey trails through Tennessee and Kentucky, with recommendations for best tours and visits.

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Serosun Farms in Hampshire, Ill., will include homes ranging from 2,500 to 6,000 square feet.

New Neighborhoods Lure City Slickers to Farm Living

Serosun is one of a growing number of sustainable farm developments, attracting those who want to return to that idyllic rural lifestyle.

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The Spray and Ground Park in McAllen, Texas, helps kids stay cool.

Six Ways to Stay Cool This Summer (When You Don’t Own a Pool)

Beat the summer heat even if you don't have a pool of your own.

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Edwin’s Garden at the Crayola headquarters helps provide food for residents of a family community center in Easton, Pa.

Crayola Colors Town Life in Easton, PA

Crayola does more than make crayons and markers in Easton, Pa., but serves as a colorful example of corporate community commitment.

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Summer concert series are uniting and entertaining residents in communities across the U.S.

Six Must-Have Things for Summer Concerts

Summer music festivals are popping up all over the country. Here's what you'll need to make the most out of them.

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Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., is one of the area's most popular attractions.

Seven Reasons to Move to Charlotte, NC

Discover what makes Charlotte, N.C., and nearby communities best places to live.

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Panama City Beach, Fla., has a reputation for being a popular Spring Break destination for college students.

Top 8 Guilty Pleasure Vacation Cities

These cities draw vacationers despite their well-known reputations.

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Fun and unique flavor combinations are drawing customers to gourmet popsicle shops.

Ten Unique Popsicles for Summer and Where to Find Them

See how gourmet popsicle vendors in cities across the U.S. are creating fun flavor combinations and updating classic treats.

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Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh, N.C., includes restaurants, entertainment venues and more.

Six Reasons to Move to the Raleigh, N.C. Area

Discover what makes Raleigh, N.C., and nearby communities best places to live.

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According to architect Joshua Prichard, the Denver Public Library is one of the buildings Godzilla should stomp out next.

Six Buildings Godzilla Should Stomp Out Next

A look at some of the American architecture scene's most questionable decisions of the last couple decades.

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The Connor Prairie Interactive History Park is a favorite destination in Fishers, Ind.

Six Places to Move Near Indianapolis

Find out why six communities just outside of Indianaplis, Ind., are great places to live.

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What the Festival in Dufur, Ore., hosts the Northwest's largest pool party.

Top 12 Summer Music Festivals in Smaller Cities 2014

Summer music festivals can be found all over the U.S., and these smaller cities know how to party.

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An entirely plant-based school lunch format will be in place at California's MUSE School by the 2015-16 school year.

This U.S. School Serves Students Strictly Plant-Based Lunches

August 27, 2014

At the MUSE School in California, all school meals are plant-based and partly sourced from the school's own gardens.

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The Farmers Exchange is a place where farmers can more effectively store, market, package and transport their produce.

Small Farms Unite for Big-scale Marketing and Logistics in Colorado

August 26, 2014

NewFarms nonprofit leads the way in helping many producers and growers find ways to market their goods.

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Learn how to take up the hobby of bird watching by following a few easy tips.

Birding Boom: Birdwatching Tips for Beginners

August 21, 2014

As the love of birdwatching grows across America, beginners seek ideas on how best to get involved.

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Top 10 Lists

Miami University's enthusiastic marching band helps make Oxford one of Livability.com's 10 Best College Towns for 2014.

We selected the best college towns from each Football Bowl Subdivision conference, then ranked the top 10. Take a look at how these cities stacked up and find out which place took the No. 1 spot in our annual college towns list.

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