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The Top 3 Places In America To Live In The Mountains

May 25, 2008
It is said that living in the mountains is something that your body and soul never forgets. Once it is in your blood, you are always looking for ways to return. There are many amazing mountain locales in America, but three stand out as being at the top of the list.

West Yellowstone real estate in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Wyoming, the mountainous areas surrounding Boulder, Colorado and the Sierra Nevada region of California all offer very different mountain living experiences. Yet they all have things in common like access to healthcare, airports and other amenities found in larger cities.

West Yellowstone Real Estate

West Yellowstone real estate, also known as the Teton Valley real estate area, is the area surrounding Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Jackson Hole is a quaint, and beautiful "old west" style town. There are plenty of restaurants, art galleries, and small shops as well as the more traditional offerings such as major chain grocery stores, and medical facilities.

The outdoor recreation activities available in the West Yellowstone real estate area are plentiful. Both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are nearby and offer many different things to see and do that there probably isn't a need for anything else! Hiking, fishing, boating, biking, or just plain sitting around and taking in the fantastic scenery are all options at both of the parks as well as the general West Yellowstone real estate area.

While it might seem like winter would shut the area down, winter really just gets everyone in Teton Valley going in a new direction. There is skiing and snowboarding nearby at both Grand Targhee Ski Resort and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Not to mention snowmobiling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing in both of the national parks as well as the surrounding national forest.

Boulder, Colorado Real Estate

Named number one in Forbes 2008 list of "The Smartest Cities In America," Boulder, Colorado and its surrounding areas offer mountain lovers plenty to get excited about. The city is located In Boulder Valley where the massive Rocky Mountains slope down into the Great Plains. It is surrounded by more than 31,000 acres of open space and nature preserves, yet the city itself has all of the cultural, educational, medical and general living amenities a family could need.

Just like West Yellowstone real estate, there are plenty of outdoor sporting options like hiking, biking and rock climbing. The trails have a wide range of difficulty with some being quite technically challenging. World class rock climbing can be had in different locations around Boulder such as the nearby Eldorado Canyon and the Flatirons.

Sierra Nevada Real Estate

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that runs lengthwise through California - with a few places spilling over into neighboring Nevada. Translated to "snowy range" in Spanish, the Sierra Nevada area offers plenty of activities for mountain enthusiasts to enjoy. From hiking, backpacking and caving adventures to the splendor of Yosemite National Park - arguably one of the most photographed national parks in the country.

In fact, this proximity to Yosemite combined with the nearby metropolitan city of San Francisco makes the Sierra Nevada area a perfect combination of natural beauty and city amenities. San Francisco has an abundance of cultural and community offerings for residents, including top medical facilities, theaters, shopping and universities.

Depending on the mountains and activities desired, West Yelllowstone real estate, Boulder and its surrounding areas and the Sierra Nevada regions all offer various options for mountain enthusiasts to settle down and fall in love again.
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