No. 8: Clermont, Fla.
Median Home Price: $113,700
Why it’s on our list: This suburb of Orlando is quickly building a reputation as one of the country’s true tri meccas. With quiet roads, rolling terrain and year-round training, Clermont has plenty of upside. It’s a favorite of Jarrod Shoemaker, Lisa Bentley, Sara Haskins and Nina Kraft—just not in mid-summer, when Clermont gets pummeled with rain. Making rainy days bearable during the summer months is the National Training Center, which is basically Disneyland for triathletes. The NTC is a lot like your gym, only 20 times bigger with way nicer equipment.
Live here if: You like to train with other athletes but you don’t like to stick to a schedule. Head to the NTC any time of day and you’re likely to run into dozens of tri geeks.
Don’t live here if: You’re turned off by air that you can actually feel. Winters in Clermont are gorgeous, but the relative humidity doesn’t stray far from 100 percent in the summer.
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