About Us

What’s HomeSnacks?

HomeSnacks presents recent data from the Census, FBI, OpenStreetMaps, and dozens of other sources into presentable rankings to help you understand what it’s like to live in communities across the country.

We have been professionally ranking cities, neighborhoods, counties, and states across America since 2015.

HomeSnacks’ Mission

We want to help people find a place to live that fits them personally.

To do that, we paint a picture of what’s happening in a region based on “Saturday Night Science” — how’d you argue at a bar. To do that, we gather data from around the web to help determine a wide array of factors about where you live, things like safety, desirability, and culture.

We then use images, maps, and digestible summaries for everyone to get a sense of what life is like around each state in America.

Saturday Night Science

All of our research is backed by Saturday Night Science. Every report explains the methodology behind the ranking and links to the source of the data.

Our research takes into account the unique aspects of what it means to live in a particular location, and crunches a complicated set of data points to rank cities in fun and interesting ways.

Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, our brands have had more than 100 million unique visitors since 2015, and we’ve been featured in hundreds of media outlets.

In total, we have 61 categories of rankings, and growing, that include some of these very popular lists:

Real Estate Roundtable

We are recruiting real estate agents from every state to be part of the Real Estate Roundtable. These experts verify that the output of our Saturday Night Science reflects reality.

Snacks Network

HomeSnacks is part of the Snacks network of sites run by Chris Kolmar and Nick Johnson. The other sites in the Snacks network include:

The Guys Behind The Snacks

Chris Kolmar

I’ve been involved in the online writing space for over eight years now. I originally founded one of the most popular real estate blogs in the world and started HomeSnacks to keep that legacy going.

You can find out more about my background on my website or LinkedIn.

My research has been featured on the New York Times, Thrillist, VOX, and a host of local news.

More recently, I’ve been quoted on USA Today, BusinessInsider, and CNBC.

Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick’s the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 900,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

Some Facts About The Snacks

  • Over 15 million people visited our network of sites in the last year
  • 500,000+ people have used HomeSnacks as part of researching where to live
  • 5,000+ unique comments and reviews of cities from users like you.
  • 241 Million YouTube video views

Work With Us
We have relationships with several leading companies who want to make dramatic increases to the traffic on their site and on their blog. We can create content and promote it for you, bringing in tens of thousands of new impressions to your campaigns.

We also make stories go viral. If you’re trying to find companies that make videos or content go viral, that’s us. So contact us if you want a wide audience for your content in a short amount of time.

HomeSnacks In The News


Contact Us

Email [email protected] for more information.

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