Kevin Stolarick of the Creative Class Group and Lisa Taber of FortiusOne have paired up to develop a series of 'heat maps' that show the hottest places in the country based on your lifestage and some preselected criteria. The maps allow you to zoom in on specific parts of the country or see how your current city compares to others.
Only data for major US cities (populations above 250,000) has been included.
The map itself is a heat map overlay on a standard Google Map. So, all of the usual Google map features are available: pan, zoom in , zoom out, change the background, etc...
The "hotter" -- yellow areas are those places that do the best on the combined criteria.
Come back Monday to see next week's map: Starting a Family