Americans Love Living in These 3 Southern Cities

If you’ve been considering moving to the American South from any other region of the country, or even from another country entirely, you might be a little stuck on where to move to.

It isn’t exactly a small and self-contained region. The South is a massive expanse with plenty of its own little sub-regions and cultures that go along with them.

Maybe you have chosen the South for its warmth during the winter, or the friendly and polite way of life, or the music, food, and entertainment.

Whatever your reasoning, the South is ready to welcome you. But if your question is still, “Which regions are best?” then we want to help you out.

Here are a few great Southern cities where you might consider moving.

Memphis, TN

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Memphis, Tennessee, is a wonderful city all-around for those who like plenty of things to do alongside moderate climates for much of the year.

Memphis is famous as a great music city, being home to Elvis’s Graceland mansion as well as Beale Street, an important area in the history of blues. You can check out a ton of live music there, particularly B.B. King’s Blues Club, which serves up Southern comfort food alongside lively blues tunes.

With warm summers and cold winters that still never get below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, plenty of entertainment, and job markets in transportation and healthcare, you can’t go wrong picking up one of the many Memphis houses for sale.

Asheville, NC

Next up is the beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, a city known for its closeness to nature right alongside all the comforts of small-town America.

Asheville is situated right between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, and this placement not only makes for stunning views and photo opportunities, but it also lets residents travel easily for hiking and camping.

It’s a city known for its industries in manufacturing, healthcare, and education while providing plenty to do for people on weekends, including restaurants and bars, museums, and lots of breweries.

Asheville is one place you can’t go wrong with if it’s that Southern charm you’ve been craving.

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, TX

Lastly is the large and bustling northeastern part of Texas known as the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

The region has a population well over 7 million people, and a great many of these residents are professionals who work in lucrative industries there. Think manufacturing, oil and gas, and insurance.

With a generally young population, Dallas-Fort Worth features plenty of activities and things to do, including the Fort Worth Zoo, the JFK Assassination Tour (Dealey Plaza is in Dallas, of course), Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Museum of Art, and so much more.

Winters are a bit cool down there, often in the 50s and low 60s for the high, but the metro area makes up for it with hot summers, usually somewhere in the 90s.

These three Southern cities are just lovely and waiting for new residents to come moving in, so if your interest has been piqued, then maybe now is the time to make your move.

Best Hiking Spots Near Banff

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Banff National Park, straddling the line between the USA and Canada, has a lot more to offer than beautiful white snow-capped mountains and slopes for skiing. When the snow has mostly melted away in the summer, this park becomes the best place possible to hike and enjoy nature. Here are the top spots in and around Banff to take in beautiful views and enjoy the outdoors.

Cory Pass – Mt. Edith Circuit
If you’re not scared of heights and don’t mind being a little daring, the Cory Pass is worth the trouble. Not only is the ridge that you cross beautiful as it stretches on beneath you, but the surrounding mountains feel even larger and more of a challenge at this distance. This is for more experienced hikers, don’t attempt this for the first time without a guide.

Cascade Amphitheatre
This nearly eight-mile trek is one that not only newbies should try, but every hiker should eventually get under their belt. Serene nature views surround you as you get to unwind and hike. There’s less of a struggle with this hike, but it will wear you down all the same.

Bourgeau Lake & Harvey Pass
Another full-day hike, this one is seen as tricky by many hikers. The most incredible part of this hike is how crystal clear and reflective the lake is the entire time you pass around it. Reflecting on the sky and the mountains around you, it feels cinematic as you approach it and then again as you leave.

Lake Agnes Teahouse/Big Beehive
Less than five miles long but a steep incline, the Lake Agnes Teahouse/Big Beehive trail can wear you out before you realize it. After hiking eight-mile troubles like the Cascade Amphitheatre, you may think you can handle anything, but this trek is challenging on both your thighs and your lower back. Take it slow, correct your posture, and enjoy the gorgeous trees as you traverse between them.

Plain of Six Glaciers
The longest on this list, this nearly ten-mile-long trek is also the most beautiful. More stunningly reflective and bright water reflects the mountains, but it also reflects the gigantic glaciers that are the starting points for freshwater springs and rivers. You’ll want to take endless pictures of this area, but make sure you also take time to set the electronics down and drink in the view.

Saddleback Pass/Mt. Fairview
A comfortable six-mile trek, this walk will make you want to abandon wherever you’re vacationing from and start looking for Banff homes for sale. Another ridge climb, like Cory Pass, this trek allows you to be on a level with the mountains to some degree. It can bring you back down to earth and make you consider why you are where you are in life. What’s a good hike without some self-questioning?

Hiking is one of the best sports out there; you get to enjoy nature while also getting solid exercise. There’s nothing better than that.

Getting lost somewhere unknown.

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How great would it be if we can just wander somewhere, get lost, and immerse in the most awesome feelings each memory can create in us.

The photo above is a place in Kyoto, Japan. A city I have always wanted to explore on foot. A city I have always wanted to get lost in, beautifully.

How I wish this pandemic is just a figment of our collective imaginations so we can all go back to exploring the world and coming back to our territories filled with wonder and awe of all those places we’ve been.