Best places to live if you love the outdoors

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The United States may be known for popular metropolitan cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, but it is also home to a vast array of small towns great for outdoor lovers.

If you're a person who still craves the hustle and bustle of the city in addition to peace and quiet, however, there are still plenty of areas that will suit your fancy.

Regardless of your preference, the list of cities we've compiled offers the best of traditional outdoorsy towns and modern urban environments that still cater to the nature lover inside of you.

Check out the list below of the 10 best towns you should move to if you love the outdoors.

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Portland, Oregon  
Popular Outdoor Activities: Biking, Hiking, Jet Skiing

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Ely, Minnesota 
Popular Outdoor Activities: Dog Sledding, Paddleboarding, Bear Watching

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Annapolis, Maryland 
Popular Outdoor Activities:  Kayaking, Fishing, Sailing

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North Conway, New Hampshire 
Popular Outdoor Activities:  Hiking, Skiing, Golfing 

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Middlebury, Vermont 
Popular Outdoor Activities:  Wine Tasting, Picnics, Horseback Riding

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Beaufort, South Carolina 
Popular Outdoor Activities:  Historical and Heritage Tours, Canoeing, Tubing

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Popular Outdoor Activities:  Mountain Climbing, Duck Tours, Paddleboarding 

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Washington, D.C.  
Popular Outdoor Activities:  Walking Tours, Pedal Boating, Segway Tours

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Portland, Maine
Popular Outdoor Activities:  Fishing, Dolphin and Whale Watching, Running Tours

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin 
Popular Outdoor Activities: Hiking, Equestrian Trails, Tubing

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