2. Fairfield, CT
For what it lacks in bike and pedestrian lanes, Fairfield, Conn. makes up for in sun and sand. Thanks to its coveted location along on the Long Island Sound coastline, it's a hotspot for beach-goers and boaters, and nearby Lake Mohegan is a popular place for hikers. The city is also the No. 1 area for gyms and came in 20th overall for weight loss centers.
Median price per square foot: $221