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  1. #6 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Los Angeles County

    County in California,

    1094 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Thso much to do!...Museums, Attractions, Theaters, Restaurants, Beaches, Sports....Arts!...So Many Night Clubs froI am a Injured Worker, who needs to complete my BSN for eligibility for Management....

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 10,081,570,

  2. #16 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Clark County

    County in Washington,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I LOVE Vancouver~ Our County Parks Commission provides and promotes quality of life. We have impressive well-stocked Libraries, lots of citizen educational events. We have an excellent Public School...Our city WORKS to make it a good place to make it your home generation after generation. Our Police and Fire Departments are well-trained, compassionate, professionals. Our citizens are civically....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 473,252,

  3. #17 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Whatcom County

    County in Washington,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Former Resident says A WONDERFUL county, filled with amazing people, & communities that you’d be proud to call home, feel safe, & establishment of family roots to raise your children in. I think there is only (2) two...1. The distance to the metro area of Seattle for many jobs. 2. The amount of people who are wanting to relocate to drive up real estate! Otherwise, it’s a great place with loads of activities, great....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 220,821,

  4. #22 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in America.

    San Diego County

    County in California,

    1204 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says San Diego is my home, and I never plan to leave. We are known for our perfect weather, but there is so much more to us. Our culture is like none other. The people are so diverse and friendly. The mix...As if those weren’t enough options to live here, we have even more. Skydiving, hot air balloon rides, the Del Mar Fair, designer stores and outlet malls, kayaking, the list is endless. You can even...San Diego is family friendly, young adult friendly with the nightlife, business friendly, and dog friendly too. It is not only my city, but like all the other residents here, it is my home..

    Read 1204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 3,316,073,

  5. #24 Best Counties for Outdoor Activities in America.

    Ventura County

    County in California,

    64 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love how close this county is to the beach. No matter where you live it is a short/semi-short drive to the beach. The city Ventura has a very homey feel, and is kind of like a beach town out of the....

    Read 64 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Population: 847,263,