8 Cities for Outdoor Enthusiasts

July 24, 2017

You don’t have to live in Boulder, Colo., or Kauai, Hawaii, to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest. Realtor.com® scoured the country to help home shoppers find the nation’s outdoor meccas.

For its rankings, realtor.com® researchers limited the results to metros with median home prices under $300,000. (That’s why many locations out West did not make the list.) They also took into account the number of national parks within a four-hour drive; number of state parks or beaches within a one-hour drive; restaurants with outdoor seating; annual months of mild weather (daily highs between 60 and 80 degrees); and bicycle friendliness.

The following cities topped its list as offering the best outdoor enclaves:

1. Greenville, S.C.

  • Median home price: $265,500

2. Pittsburgh

  • Median home price: $175,000

3. Morgantown, W.V.

  • Median home price: $226,500

4. Greensboro, N.C.

  • Median home price: $193,500

5. Dayton, Ohio

  • Median home price: $132,500

6. Tampa, Fla.

  • Median home price: $268,200

7. Chico, Calif.

  • Median home price: $291,200

8. Atlanta

  • Median home price: $299,900

Source: “Move Over, Boulder: 10 Cities Where Outdoor Lovers Can Actually Afford to Live,” realtor.com® (July 24, 2017)