No. 11: Maui, Hawaii
Median Home Price: $600,000
Why it’s on our list: The Big Island hosts our sport’s marquee event, but if you’re looking to make Hawaii home, we suggest the state’s second-biggest island. Our favorite feature of Maui is the massive (but dormant) Haleakala Volcano, which towers more than 10,000 feet over the coast. From the shore to the peak is simply the best 38-mile ride in the country—and the ride down is pretty fun, too. The highlands around Haleakala also serve up some of the finest mountain biking and trail running Hawaii has to offer.
Live here if: You can find a legitimate reason to.
Don’t live here if: You can’t handle the slower pace of life on the islands. Nothing happens quickly on Maui.
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