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

Spring Hill, Florida (Tampa)

Standard Home Value: $197,746

Just a short drive northwest of Tampa and quite close to the gulf coast, the city of Spring Hill offers easy access to beaches, endless options of entertainment to the stunning beauty of its parks and preserves. It is one of the most popular bass fishing locations in the Sunshine States, as well as home to Buccaneer Bay, the only water park in Florida.

The area also boasts the Weeki Wachee Preserve, an impressive 6,000-acre protected wildlife area, the world-famous Weeki Wachee City of Mermaids where you can enjoy the amazing underwater mermaid shows as well as numerous golf clubs such as the family-friendly Dunes Golfers Club.

Annapolis, Maryland (Baltimore)

Standard Home Value: $469,056

The city of Annapolis, capital of Maryland, has been home to merchants from around the world for more than 300 years, which led to its diversity of shops, art galleries, inns and restaurants in the region. In fact, it is due to this historic and cultural diversity that the city is considered a “museum without walls.”

Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the historical downtown bears the marks of four centuries of architecture and is full of 300-year-old historical buildings, including the Hammond-Harwood House and the William Paca House and Gardens. History has also been written in Maryland State House, the place where George Washington submitted his resignation as commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1783. Among the historical buildings, we can find numerous house restaurants, pubs, specialty shops, boutiques, and art galleries.

Westminster, Colorado (Denver)

Standard Home Value: $434,800

Another city well known for its history and culture is Westminster, which earned the 24th spot on Money magazine’s list of best places to live. One of the city’s main attractions is the Butterfly Pavilion, where you can admire more than 1,500 free-flying butterflies, some species brought all the way from Australia.

Cultural opportunities include visiting the history-laden museums such as the Bowles House Museum or the Westminster Promenade, a pedestrian village with plenty of restaurants and theaters to choose from. Thrill-seekers can embark on a tour of The Frightmare Compound, the first haunted house in the metropolitan area of Denver while outdoor adventure-seekers can opt for Standley Lake Regional Park and enjoy fun activities, such as kayaking, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing and the like.

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