5 Great States to Live in If You Love the Outdoors

Aug 31, 2020 07:00 AM


At Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc., we believe everyone deserves a home. But for a house to truly feel like home, it needs to be near the things you love.

If you love exploring nature, spotting wildlife and watching the water flow, you’ll want a home close to all the outdoor spaces and activities you crave.

We’ve put together a list of five states that are great places to live if you’re an outdoor enthusiast.


Great for: Wildlife Enthusiasts

If you love wildlife, Alaska might be just the state for you. Residents can visit Denali National Park, Tongass National Forest, Lake Clark National Park and many more for the chance to see moose, bears, wolves, caribou, bald eagles, orcas and more!

Areas to consider: Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula, Sitka, Ketchikan


Great for: Explorers

California is vast, with a wide range of things to do and see. This makes it perfect for explorers who love hiking, biking and swimming. California has it all. Whether you love mountains, forests or the ocean, there’s somewhere amazing nearby to explore.

Areas to consider: San Diego, Santa Barbara, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, San Luis Obispo, Irvine, Sunnyvale, San Francisco


Great for: Beach Bums

Florida has some of the best beaches in the world, making it a great place for people who love warm sand and ocean waves. But that’s not all you can find in Florida. If you need a break from the beach, visit Everglades National Park for the chance to spot alligators and other wildlife in beautiful, tropical wetlands.

Areas to consider: Tallahassee, Miami, Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota


Great for: Mountain Lovers

If you can’t get enough of the mountains, Utah is the place for you. Northern Utah cities are close to world-class skiing, beautiful mountain lakes and hundreds of hiking trails. Southern Utah is a world of its own with gorgeous red rocks, cliffs and some of the most popular national parks in the United States, including Zion, Arches and Bryce.

Areas to consider: Moab, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Provo


Great for: Scenery Admirers

Washington has some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.S., whether you’re into landscape photography, painting or just admiring the view. You can see stunning waterfalls, beautiful forests and whales. You can even visit the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park.

Areas to consider: Seattle, Vancouver, Tacoma, Spokane, Bellevue, Kent

If you’re ready to make a move, we’re here to help. PRMI offers hundreds of financing options for almost every situation, and we have talented Loan Officers all over the country who would love to help you finance a home in your dream location.

Contact a PRMI Loan Officer today!