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The Nerdiest States In America

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There’s a lot to consider when choosing which state to live in. Will the locals trade Pokemon cards with you? Will you be mocked for LARPing in the park? Will you meet others who enjoy dressing up like Star Wars characters? For those who harbor interests considered nerdy or geekish, not all states are created equal. Estately crunched the numbers to determine which U.S. states have the most nerds per capita.
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10 Washington State Cities On The Rise In 2014

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Washington state has no shortage of great cities, but which are the state’s most up-and-coming cities? Estately set out to determine this by ranking the state’s most populated cities from those most on the rise to those which are lagging behind the furthest. To do this we ranked every Washington state city with a population over 30,000 on six criteria:
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If Every U.S. State Were A Mustache, Which Mustache Would They Be?

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Each of the America’s 50 states have their own official state song, state bird, and even state motto.  So why don’t they all have their own official state mustache? With gridlock in government at an all time high, we at Estately took on the chore of determining which recognizable mustache best represents the unique qualities of each state (and the District of Columbia).
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50 Largest U.S. Cities Ranked From Most “Country” To Least

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Even though 80% of Americans now live in urban areas it doesn’t mean they’ve all lost touch with their country roots. There are still American cities where people drive pickups to the symphony, order a domestic beer with their sushi, and experience nirvana in a duck blind instead of a meditation class.

Here at Estately, we sought to find out just which of the 5- largest U.S. cities are the most “country” To do this, we took the 50 most populated cities and ranked them from 1-50 based on the percentage of Facebook users listing these ten topics as interests:  country music, fishing, hunting, NASCAR, firearms, barbecue, cowboy boots, pickup trucks, rodeos, and sweet tea.
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The Geography of Justin Bieber Fever

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Families have a lot to consider when shopping for a home:  quality of schools, proximity to work, crime rate, and obviously the severity of Bieber Fever in the area. Basically, what are the odds a member of your family will fall under the spell of this generation’s most despicable pop culture monster—Justin Bieber?
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U.S. States Most And Least Likely To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

zombie3 Given the growing frequency with which zombies appear in movies, TV shows, and your worst nightmares, it’s inevitable the zombie apocalypse will soon be upon us. When it comes to surviving this inevitable showdown with the undead, location is everything. Do you live in a state populated with zealous zombie fighters capable of beating back hordes of brain-hungry walking dead? Estately answered this question with its Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Rankings, which were determined using the 11 metrics below that measure fighting ability, knowledge of zombies, physical fitness, and access to weapons…
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