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San Rafael is a city in California located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city used to be the site of several Coast Miwok villages, including Awani-wi, Ewu, and Shotomko-cha. It was named after Mission San Rafael Arcangel, a hospital founded in the early 19th century to treat sick Native Americans. 

Mission San Rafael
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Today, San Rafael is the oldest and most culturally diverse city in Marin County, boasting a thriving music, culinary, and shopping scene. It also features a strong creative industry, largely thanks to George Lucas choosing to film the movie THX 1138 in the city in 1970. Lucas ended up loving the location,

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You probably already know that big cities like San Francisco and New York offer extensive public transportation systems that make it a easy to get from point A to point B without a car, but these cities also come with some of the highest costs of living in the country and super saturated job markets. 

That’s why Money Crashers rounded up a list of alternative cities that typically offer more job opportunities and lower costs of living than their more popular counterparts in addition to public transit and bike-sharing systems that make bopping around the city car-free a breeze.

If you love the idea of being free from the cost and energy burden of a car, then consider calling one of the following cities home. 

1. Minneapolis,

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Chinatown in San Francisco is the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Centered on Stockton Street and Grant Avenue, the neighborhood boasts a rich history and highly influential culture.

In the mid-19th century, Chinatown was a port of entry for Chinese immigrants, particularly those from Guangdong province. These immigrants settled near Dupont Street, now called Grant Ave. However, the U.S. didn’t welcome them with open arms; in fact, the neighborhood was the only region where Chinese people were allowed to inherit and inhabit dwellings in the city.

Historical Chinatown San Francisco

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Early Chinese immigrants were predominantly men, with the reported Chinese population in California

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In a world where we’re constantly bombarded by the newest, shiniest thing, it can be incredibly nourishing to spend time in the historic neighborhoods that laid the foundation for this country. The following ‘hoods span from the East to the West Coast and they’re widely coveted for their stunning architecture, rich culture, and overall historic charm.

 

Austin - Clarksville

Clarksville Austin Texas
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Located just west of downtown near Lady Bird Lake, Clarksville is a historic district largely comprised of Late Victorian- and Craftsman-style homes. The district dates back to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865 when then-Governor Pease donated the land to some of his former slaves. It’s named after Charles Clark, who, In 1871, helped to establish

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 This Friday, May 31, Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim will open one of Disneyland’s most anticipated attractions: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The 14-acre “planet" is the largest single-themed Disneyland attraction in history and has been in development for nearly five years.

The attraction takes place on an imagineer-designed planet called Batuu, which has not previously been depicted in other visual media but has appeared in some Star Wars novels. The design team opted to create a new planet rather than one that participants have already seen in order to build new Star Wars stories, allowing visitors to partake in a new narrative.

The development team traveled to Istanbul, Morocco, and Jerusalem, studying

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Often simply referred to as Downtown Anaheim, the Anaheim Colony Historic District was established in 1997 and is the first and largest historic district in the city. The district’s boundaries are the same as they were when it was founded as a German colony in 1857—it’s defined as the area between North, South, East, and West streets.

The district boasts more than 1,000 qualified historic structures within its 1.8 square miles and each entrance to the neighborhood is punctuated by a unique Anaheim Colony Monument. One of the district’s most well-known attractions happens to be a cactus. The Wohlgemuth House Cactus is a massive 50-year-old, four-ton cactus that was initially planted near the 1916 Wohlgemuth House.

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Dating back to 1966, the Berkeley, California neighborhood colloquially called the Gourmet Ghetto is thought to be the birthplace of many popular food and drink movements, like farm-to-table restaurants, locally-sourced ingredients, and specialty coffee.

The foundational vibe of this culinary destination on Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street is largely attributed to specialty food and drink businesses that opened in the area in the 1960s, such as Chez Panisse, The Cheese Board Collective, and Peet’s Coffee. With their focus on local ingredients, sustainable practices, and organic offerings, these businesses were a stark deviation from a ‘60s culture overrun by fast food and boxed mac and cheese.

People increasingly flocked to

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Nestled in Pasadena, California, Bungalow Heaven is an idyllic, century-old neighborhood that received its name for the more than 800 bungalow homes it hosts. Most of the homes it features were built between 1905 and 1925 when people in the U.S. were moving away from fanciful Victorian architecture in favor of the more affordable and practical homes offered by the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Single Story Bungalow in Bungalow Heaven Pasadena
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California’s warm climate and economic potential led many Americans to make their way west where they could purchase brand new bungalow homes for $2,500, or less if they opted to build it themselves from one of the many available kits. One of the makers of bungalow build kits, Ready-Cut Bungalow Company,

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There might be no better way to celebrate the coming of spring than by spending some time perusing a local farmers’ market. In addition to all kinds of seasonal produce, tasty snacks, and artisan creations, many farmers’ markets offer live music and other forms of entertainment, making them an ideal way to spend a spring afternoon.

If you’re looking for fresh ingredients, artisan goods, and fun experiences, the following farmers’ markets are among the very best from San Francisco to Miami.

Miami

Yellow Green Farmers Market Miami 

Yellow Green Farmers’ Market

Located in a 100,000-square-foot building that hosts over 300 local vendors, the Yellow Green Farmers' Market in Miami is a one-stop-shop for all things fresh and delicious. In addition to offering seasonal produce and

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It’s no secret that major cities like Los Angeles, Miami, and New York are ever-popular destinations for the lifestyle and opportunities they afford. But if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that there are a number of smaller, up-and-coming cities that offer all of the opportunities of their more populated counterparts, often for a fraction of the price.

People are increasingly flocking to the following cities for the lifestyle, culture, and job opportunities they provide, so be sure to keep your eye on them if you want to capitalize on their opportunities before too many people catch wind of 'em.

Reno, Nevada

City of Reno Nevada
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Move over, Las Vegas, your decidedly less flashy and more relaxing neighbor, Reno, is taking over. Don’t get

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