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State income taxes by city: https://smartasset.com/taxes/income-taxes
Google Maps
Go to the location you’re interested in. Try several. Search for something that’s important to you, for example “art galleries” or “african” or “russian”, and see if there’s a lot of that in the area.
Realtor has the best search options (better than Zillow). Hide pending/contingent:
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