No. 10: Park City, Utah (and the Snyderville Basin)
Median Home Price: $450,900
Why it’s on our list: The smallest town on our list has the biggest playground. Normally we’d never recommend moving to a place that has an average low temperature of zero degrees F in February, but we’ll make an exception for Park City. That’s because Park City’s endless slopes serve up some of the best winter cross-training there is. Even people who hate winter won’t hate it in Park City—many homes in town has ski-in/ski-out capability. And the riding isn’t half bad either. The 48-mile Browns Canyon loop has long been a favorite of local riders looking to get in some hill work, and there’s plenty of single track to keep the mountain bikers and trail runners happy.
Live here if: Triathlon is your third-favorite sport—right behind snowboarding and skiing.
Don’t live here if: You can’t bring yourself to train indoors during the off-season. Swimming, biking and running outside is simply not an option during Park City’s snowy, cold winters.
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