Having pride in your town is a perk to living in a place you love. There’s no better way to start off with pride in your town than to live in a place that has a sweet name.
Here are seven of the sweetest sounding areas where you’ll love to live.
1. Loveland, CO
Loveland in the northern part of Colorado between Fort Collins and Denver. Once a trading hub for fur trappers, the city was formed near where the Colorado Central Railroad crossed the Big Thompson River. The city was named in honor of William A.H. Loveland, who was the president of the railroad at the time.
One-bedroom apartments in Loveland are averaging just under $1,300 a month.
2. Romeoville, IL
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What’s sweeter than one of literature’s most famous romantics?
Romeoville is a suburb about 25 miles from Chicago and used to share a name with the Shakespeare character until 1845. That’s when the nearby town of Juliet changed its name to Joliet, as it’s still known today. Romeo then responded by changing its name to Romeoville to acknowledge the busted romance.
You can expect to pay a little over $1,000 every month for the average one-bedroom apartment in Romeoville.
3. Mount Juliet, TN
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You can’t have a Romeo without a Juliet.
This Juliet, Mount Juliet to be precise, is located about 15 miles east of Nashville and is home to about 33,000 people. No one knows for sure how this city got its name, but there are two possible explanations. The first is that it was named after Julia Gleaves, who was known for taking care of those in need in the community. The other explanation is that it was named after the Mount Juliet Estate in Ireland.
You’ll love the average rent price for a one-bedroom apartment in Mount Juliet. You can find a place for about $1,100 a month, which is right at the national average.
4. Happy Valley, OR
Happy Valley is a suburb of Portland. Folklore of the city says it was named after local boys who would sing “loudly and gaily” at Sunnyside church services. Townspeople would call them “the happy boys from the hollow,” which gave the town its name.
This was always a small town until the late 1990s when it became the fastest growing city in the state.
One-bedroom apartments in Happy Valley will cost you about $1,320 each month.
5. Valentine, Kansas City, MO
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A quiet neighborhood in midtown Kansas City, Valentine is a historic area that features a variety of preserved homes from the early 1900s. The neighborhood borders Broadway Boulevard and the Uptown Theater, the perfect spot for a date night.
The average one-bedroom apartment in Valentine will cost you under $1,000 a month – which is less than the average one-bedroom price in the city.
6. Kissimmee, FL
Just down the road from Disney World, you’ll find the city of Kissimmee. Probably known best for its close location to the Orlando-area theme parks, Kissimmee also offers lots of fun outdoor activities for residents and tourists.
The name Kissimmee is a modern-day spelling of a Native American word, but historians disagree about where the name originally came from.
You’ll pay about $1,200 each month for the average one-bedroom apartment in Kissimmee.
7. Hershey, PA
It’s only the sweetest place on Earth!
Hershey is home to the headquarters of the famous Hershey Foods and its delicious chocolate. Technically, this Harrisburg suburb is located inside the township of Derry – which was founded almost 300 years ago. But don’t tell that to the nearly 15,000 people who call Hershey home.
The sweetest thing about this town might be the rental prices. The average one-bedroom apartment in Hershey costs about $830 a month.