St. Johnsbury, VT | Dillon, MT | Divide, CO | Port Townsend, WA
Spearfish, SD | Waynesville, NC
Median Home Price: $165,000
Number Of Stoplights: Two
The Scene: Divide attracts families and retirees who crave mountain life without total isolation. You can work in Colorado Springs (45 minutes away) and climb the Garden of the Gods sandstone.
OPTIONS: Mueller State Park is nearby and Cripple Creek is your backyard, while Colorado's top ski resorts, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Arapahoe Basin, are just an hour away.
OUTFITTER: The Garden of the Gods hogbacks jut out of the scrub like knife blades, a challenge for any climber. For a guided climb, contact Front Range Climbing Company (frontrangeclimbing.com).
GOOD EATS: Have a cup o' joe and a brownie big enough to be a meal at Killday's, a local coffee shop (+1 719 686 7703).
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