20 Best Suburbs To Live In With City-Like Vibes and Amenities

Tempe, Arizona (Phoenix)

Standard Home Value: $344,804

This unusual, quirky suburb of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area is home to Arizona State University but also to a wide variety of attractions such as Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe Historical Museum, Tempe Center for the Arts. The city is also known for its impressive festivals and events, such as the Four Peaks Oktoberfest, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon and ½ Marathon and the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the oldest and most prestigious juried arts festivals in Phoenix.

In Tempe, you can admire and enjoy the many bars, microbreweries, restaurants, shops, and downtown lively nightlife; or you can enjoy what natures has to offer in one of the many parks and recreations spots such as the Hayden Butte Preserve or Kiwanis Park, where you can try kayaking and paddleboarding.

Everett, Washington (Seattle)

Standard Home Value: $479,721

The city of Everett, located less than an hour’s drive north of Seattle, offers plenty of fun and interesting things to see and do, from the rich arts, culture and music scene to the multitude of pubs, restaurants and breweries. Everett hosts the Darrington Bluegrass Festival every year, but it is also home to the Angel of the Winds Arena where sporting, music and cultural events take place all year round.

When it comes to outdoor opportunities, the spectacular parks and trails, such as Howarth Park and Legion Memorial Park, give you the chance to take in the stunning views and enjoy Northwest nature at its finest.

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Oceanside, California (San Diego)

Standard Home Value: $605,446

This typical California beach town located 45 minutes north of downtown San Diego is perfect for those wanting to live the calm, easy-going Southern California lifestyle. Apart from the six miles of white sandy beach and the perfect climate all year round, the town has a wide array of cultural options including a well-preserved historic district, the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

Those who seek adventure out in the nature can opt for boating or other entertaining activities at Oceanside Pier or camping, bird watching and whatnot at Guajome County Park. Oceanside also has numerous artisan shops, restaurants, and an outdoor amphitheater that hosts all sorts of exciting events.

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