4 Ski Towns Make Outside's Best Towns In America List

4 Ski Towns Make Outside's Best Towns In America List

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4 Ski Towns Make Outside's Best Towns In America List

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Outside Magazine has just released their 2013 list of the “Best Towns in America”.  This year, 4 ski towns had the editors cut. 

“The goal was simple: find America’s best place to be healthy. We wanted a town with ample trailheads, nearby adventure, great farmers’ markets, and, hopefully, a competitive gear-shop scene. To pick it we turned to you. In our third-annual crowdsourced contest, readers cast more than 21,000 votes online and raved about these 18 towns. All are amazing places, but one stood above the rest: Park City, Utah.

Picking the Winner
To find the best place to live well, we started with the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual list of the country’s 50 healthiest cities, then added a few small and midsize active towns that the metro-centric pool overlooked. We called local runners, cyclists, climbers, and surfers to help narrow the finalists to ten places where it’s easy to eat healthy, find work, and quickly access great trails, beaches, and mountains. Then we put them up for a three-week vote on Facebook.” – Outside Magazine

Park City, Utah

Population: 7,873
Median Household Income: $61,383
Median Home Price: $765,600
Unemployment (countywide): 5.3 percent

Bozeman, Montana

Population: 38,695
Median Household Income: $44,412
Median Home Price: $269,000
Unemployment: 4.8 percent
Votes: 1,836

Carbondale, Colorado

Population: 6,489
Median Household Income: $62,162
Median Home Price: $497,200
Unemployment (countywide): 8 percent
Votes: 1,267

Waitsfield, Vermont 

Population: 1,719
Median Household Income: $46,413
Median Home Price: $287,500
Unemployment Rate: 5.7 percent
Votes: 470

Read the full article here –  outsideonline.com

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