Spring Moving: The Best Outdoor Cities for Young Buyers

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Want great year-round weather or plenty of places to camp and spend your nights under the stars? You’re not alone.

Millennial home buyers are increasingly flocking toward more temperate, outdoor-friendly cities—places where the air’s clean, the weather’s perfect, and there are activities abound.

Sound like something you’d like to do, too? Whether you’re the hiking, biking, active type or you just love a good walk in the park, here are the nation’s top outdoor cities you’ll want to consider:

Greenville, South Carolina

With rivers, parks, trails, and a national forest all within close proximity, it doesn’t get much better than Greenville for outdoor lovers. Its 32-acre Falls Park even features art galleries, theater performances, and more.

Tampa, Florida

Always 70 degrees or higher, Tampa residents have some of the most envy-inducing weather in the country. And with miles of beautiful, white sandy beaches, plenty of waterways for swimming, fishing and boating, and dozens of islands and parks just down the road, outdoor enthusiasts could find few places more fitting to put down roots.

Morgantown, West Virginia

Boasting a 91-acre arboretum, numerous mountains and ski resorts, and endless miles of trails, Morgantown has something for everyone. Nearby Shenandoah National Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park make for great family weekends or camping trips.

Atlanta, Georgia

For buyers wanting a mix of big-city amenities and outdoor opportunities, Atlanta offers a great option. The city’s Sweetwater Creek State Park boasts 2,500 acres of campsites, hiking trails, birdwatching, and more. There are even yurts on site.

Greensboro, North Carolina

Warm nearly year round, Greensboro residents can enjoy the great outdoors any day of the year. The city boasts tons of hiking and biking trails, parks, gardens, and more.

Chico, California

Most of California boasts amazing weather, but they also come with sky-high housing prices. Chico, however, offers an exception. With a median home price in the 200,000s, outdoor lovers can find budget-friendly homes with all the amenities and weather they’ve dreamed of. The city boasts easy access to Lassen Volcanic National Park, miles of trails, and more.

Knoxville, Tennessee

Just outside the stunning Smoky Mountains, Knoxville offers scenic views and outdoor activities in spades. Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Ijams Nature Center, and the Tennessee River are just a few top spots in the area.

Is one of these outdoor havens striking your fancy? Get in touch with an Embrace Home Loans officer today.

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By Aly Yale / April 24th, 2018 / Categories: / Tags:

Aly Yale

Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer focusing on real estate, mortgage, and the housing market. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Bankrate, The Motley Fool, Business Insider, The Balance, and more. Prior to freelancing, she served as an editor and reporter for The Dallas Morning News. She graduated from Texas Christian University's Bob Schieffer College of Communication with a major in radio-TV-film and news-editorial journalism. Connect with her at AlyJYale.com or on Twitter at @AlyJwriter.