Have you ever wished that you lived someplace a little less…sedentary? If you feel your current hometown doesn’t suit your active lifestyle, maybe it’s time to consider moving to a city where people like to move. Using data collected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to determine which U.S. counties are home to the nation’s least active citizens (four out of five are in Kentucky), Time Magazine decided to look at the flipside of the research and compiled a list of America’s 15 Most Active Cities.
Could one of the top seven be your ideal place to live?
1. Boulder, Colorado
Between skiing, snowboarding, hiking, cycling, Ultimate Frisbee, and rugby, Boulder residents don’t stay still for long. Why should they? With the Rocky Mountains looming above, and generally spectacular weather, there’s little reason to stay indoors.
2. Santa Fe, New Mexico
In Santa Fe, the desert is your sandbox. Wide open spaces offer plenty of ways to stay fit, from running to horseback riding and even an annual rodeo.
3. Medford, Oregon
Medford may not ring a bell, but the locals don’t mind. They’re too busy kayaking, tubing, and fly-fishing in nearby Bear Creek and the Rogue River.
4. Santa Cruz, California
This seemingly lazy beach town is anything but. Students, artists, and other outdoorsy folk spend their spare time at the beach surfing and sea kayaking, when they’re not hiking in the redwoods.
5. Boise, Idaho
Surrounded by desert mountains, and with the Boise River running right through it, there’s plenty of natural beauty to inspire Boiseans to go outside and play. Inside the city limits, runners, walkers, and cyclists enjoy the Boise Greenbelt, an 18-mile trail created just for them.
6. Arvada, Colorado
After commuting to work in Denver and Boulder all week, Arvada residents spend their weekends hiking and exploring not one, but two local nature preserves: Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge.
7. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
Bicycling Magazine’s 2010 Best Biking City in America may also be the nation’s coldest metropolis, but that doesn’t stop Twin Cities residents from using its abundant bike lanes and trails, or enjoying its proximity to lakes, wetlands, and the mighty Mississippi River.
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