Fortunately, moving to a big city doesn’t necessarily have to mean giving up your love for nature. Adam Hochfelder, a New York-based provider of guided real estate advice, says that now there are many cities that cater to outdoor activities that people might not even know it. In order to prove that city life and great outdoors are not always mutually exclusive, Mr. Hochfelder did research and compiled information on cities in America that offer tons of outdoor activities.
Whether you’re a fan of skiing, climbing, snowboarding, biking, kayaking, or simply hiking, adventure towns offer something for everyone. While looking for the most affordable urban places that offer the best of the nature nearby, real estate expert Hochfelder included factors like local weather, restaurants with outdoor seating, access to natural amenities, access and number of national parks and forests as well nearby outdoor recreation facilities, cultural attractions, bicycle-friendliness, and median home prices.

Greenville, Fresno, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Morgantown, Greensboro, Dayton, Chico, Atlanta, Knoxville, Portland, Kent, and Denver are some of the most affordable outdoor-friendly cities. Residents of these cities benefit the access to large regional parks, public land with hiking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and fenced-in dog parks. The brilliant landscape of mountains, nearby forests, canyons, rivers, high plains, and desert lands make these cities desirable to live and visit.