Best Cities for Active Families

Your family craves adventure. As a team, you spend each weekend seeking out local festivals, new museums and the best parks within a day's drive. If you're an active family that's looking to relocate, consider a new home near one of these lively cities!

Salt Lake City, Utah

This green community is a perfect place to soak in the outdoors. Salt Lake City is in the process of building a bikeway that meanders throughout the city and downtown where more fun awaits. Ideal for those who value physical activity, this city provides a balanced approach to an active lifestyle. Whether you cheer on the Utah Jazz basketball team or catch a show at one of the many theatres and performing arts centers, there's never a lack of things going on in this city of nearly 200,000.

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Austin, Texas

Making a move south? Consider relocating to Austin city that’s known for its walkability to year-round outdoor activities. You can spend the day picnicking and boating at Lady Bird Lake or making your way down the trails of the over 2,200 acres of preserved land in the greater Austin area. Don't miss the Austin Parks and Recreation Department’s nature programs for kids!

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Denver, Colorado

Does your family crave outdoor sports? If you make Denver home, you can spend each weekend snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, fly fishing, white water rafting, zip lining or horseback riding. This city is flanked by some of the most picturesque mountainous terrains that's ready to be explored. Denver offers a perfect blend of physical activity and breathtaking outdoor recreation, making it a prime city for active people.

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San Francisco, California

As a family, the city by the bay is incredibly welcoming and educational. Slip on your sneakers and visit the de Young Museum on the first Tuesday of each month free of charge. Or walk through the free Wells Fargo History Museum and learn more about the Gold Rush. At the Presidio military post, you can hike as a family on the two-mile Ecology Trail and take in amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge. San Francisco’s walkability makes it an attractive choice for families that prioritize an active lifestyle. 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Known as Olympic City USA, Colorado Springs is home to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and United States Olympic Committee Headquarters. Families with budding athletes will love the sports vibe in the city and should check out the annual marathon and abundant bicycle trails. Plus, the city hosts a Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP) so kids and adults with disabilities can also participate in leisure sports. Colorado Springs is one of the top cities for active people, offering a myriad of ways to stay fit and enjoy outdoor recreation and nature. 

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