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Best jogging cities

Chicago may be a great place to go for a jog.

Chicago may be a great place to go for a jog.

If you are a person who loves the outdoors and exercising, it is likely that you will want to live in a city that fits your needs. Luckily, there are many places across the country that will help make your running habit easier.

Plenty of cities are friendly to runners, but there are some that have areas that are not only perfect to run, but are also challenging and satisfying. Having so many options could make a move to just about any region in the country a little easier to bring your moving boxes.

Flagstaff, Arizona
If you are heading to the Southwest with your moving company, then Flagstaff, Arizona, may be in order. There are many running options in and around the city, which can make it a lot better than other areas. According to Active.com, the city has more than 50 miles of trails perfect for running.

The city is also approximately 7,000 feet above sea level, which may pose an added challenge to more experienced runners. Keep in mind, don't just go out and run as soon as you get to your destination if it is at a high altitude, as your body needs a day or two to acclimate.

Chicago
Some runners prefer to have an area just for themselves. This can be done in Chicago, as there is an 18-mile strip on the city's lakefront to take in. If you ever wanted to run on a route with an impressive view, the Windy City may be high on your list.

The city is also home to the Chicago Marathon, which could be a great idea if you have a competitive nature, or just want to see what you're capable of.

Boulder, Colorado
If you prefer scenic views while running in a high-altitude area, then heading to the Rocky Mountains may be for you. The city of Boulder is not too far from Denver, and there is plenty to do in the area when it comes to running.

Boulder also caters to all types of runners. You don't have to be an expert at difficult terrain to run around Boulder, as there are flat, comfortable areas like any other city. However, if challenges are your thing, then there are plenty of trails that can give you a good workout.

San Francisco
The West coast has plenty of running options, and none may be better than those in San Francisco. The city has plenty of areas to break a sweat, as well as plenty of running events.

If you just want to run at your own pace, then Golden Gate Park could be the destination for you. This allows you not only ample area to run, but it also has a beautiful view of the bridge, and it puts you right on the water.

Boston
There are many places that are runner friendly in the Northeast, but Boston might be the best of the bunch. Beantown has many places to run without worry, and it could be a good destination.

The city is home to the Emerald Necklace, which is a large number of parks spread throughout the city, and many are great for running. There also an extensive path along the Charles River, which could be a great choice for many runners. Boston is also the home to one of the biggest marathons in the country, which may be great if you are looking for competitive running.