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Ann Arbor, Michigan:
Median Home Price: $261,000
Your Hangout: Sweetwaters Cafe (www.sweetwaterscafe.com)
The Scene: Home to the University of Michigan and birthplace of Borders Books, Ann Arbor also boasts proximity to the Pinckney Recreation Area, which offers some of the best singletrack biking in the Midwest.
OPTIONS: Mountain bike the Potowatami Trail in Pickney State Recreation Area, or hike among the wooded hills. The Waterloo-Pickney Trail travels three days from Big Portage Lake and Silver Lake Beach, a great camping trip and easy route. Find information at www.michigan.gov/dnr.
OUTFITTER: Paddle the Huron River at Delhi Metropark a 53-acre (21-hectare) park five miles (8 kilometers) north of Ann Arbor ($27; www.metroparks.com/parks/pk_delhi.php).
GOOD EATS: Ravioli stuffed with truffles and Yukon gold potatoes and award winning Weizenbock beer at Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. (+1 734 741 7325).
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