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A couple is ready to search for their dream mountain home in Estes Park, Colorado. They want a feeling of remoteness, yet proximity to town to enjoy fine dining. They both enjoy hiking and have recently taken up rock climbing, so being near a national park is imperative. They challenge their real estate agent to find them the perfect house with south-facing windows, an open floor plan, a naturally landscaped yard and a large kitchen.
Avid outdoor explorers are ready to trade in the dry heat of Phoenix, AZ, for the mountains of Durango, CO. They want to escape the city life and find a home with picturesque mountain views while still being close to downtown restaurants, shopping and diverse culture. She wants a true mountain getaway and would love a remote home but he'd love a community feel in something closer to town. Their realtor will have to balance the needs of rural with local access but believes he can find them the perfect home.
Looking for inspiration and adventure, a best-selling author and her Army vet husband have landed on top of historic Signal Mountain, TN, to find a new home for the next phase of their life. She needs peace and quiet to write, while her husband wants to continue a life of service with a local volunteer fire department. They both want spectacular views and easy access to nearby forests to pursue their shared passion for geocaching and hiking.
Newlyweds recently decided to blend their family of seven and want to find a place for the kids to grow up in Mills River, North Carolina. The couple loves the outdoors and hopes to find a home near hiking, biking and running amenities. They also want a home that's centrally located to their jobs and the kids' schools.
A couple wants to escape the rat race in crowded Seattle and get back to their roots in northern California's Humboldt County. One wants a home with an office so she can continue her career, and the other wants a huge kitchen for entertaining. They both also want a home in the mountains so their kids can grow up surrounded by nature.
A couple decides it's time to find a new home with more space and better views. Currently living in North Bend, WA, they're hoping to stay local so they can take advantage of the Cascade Range Mountains that surround the area and their daughter can stay close to her friends. She wants a home with an open floor plan that lets in lots of natural light and he's hoping the new home will come with a home theater space. The market in the North Bend area is highly competitive but their realtor knows he can find the perfect home that fits their wishes.
A Seattle couple wants to limit screen time and move to Washington's famous Mount Rainier to give their kids the same outdoor-themed childhoods they enjoyed growing up. It's a tall order for their real estate agent as they still want proximity to the city but also a big fireplace and space for family gatherings.
A Fort Collins, Colorado, couple wants to escape the congested college town for the wide-open serenity of nearby Livermore. Finding a little peace and quiet on a spacious lot would seal the deal for these city dwellers, so they're looking for a rustic home with modern updates to fit their family of three. With a budget of $450,000, they hope their money will go far enough to make their dream of moving to the mountains a reality.
A Phoenix, Arizona, couple is ready to make their lifelong dream of living in the cool mountain air of South Carolina come true. He wants to be close to a golf course and have a home studio where he can continue cranking out chart-topping country music hits. She's hoping to find an open floor plan and a huge kitchen in a home she can put her own stamp on. Homes in the town of Pickens are being snatched up left and right but their realtor knows she can get them the perfect spot.
A couple hopes for a drastic change of scenery as they make the jump from Texas to the mountains of Draper, UT. They're especially excited about Utah's outdoor activities from hiking and biking to skiing and sledding. She hopes the house has a gourmet kitchen that will allow them to cook for visitors and he's requiring the new place to have expansive mountain views. Finally, their dream home will need enough space to accommodate her parents because they're moving in, too!
A young Southern California couple has grown tired of enduring hours in the traffic just to reach indoor rock-climbing gyms and is ready to move to sunny Tucson, Arizona, where the city is surrounded by mountains they can climb any day of the year. They're also looking forward to hosting a steady stream of friends and family from their native Canada, so they'll need ample guest quarters and an outdoor living space with a great pool. Luckily Tucson is still a town where great deals can be found if you're willing to put in the work and their real estate agent is ready to comb the hills to find the perfect rock-climber's retreat.
After living in both San Diego and Boston, a couple is looking for a smaller, friendlier community where they can find a healthy outdoor lifestyle for their family. They're searching Flagstaff, Arizona, hoping to find a home with access to the forest from their front door and four seasons of fun for their growing children. Their real estate agent has her work cut out for her but she knows the perfect house is out there.
A couple of animal lovers with a huge cast of four-footed companions decides to move from the frozen tundra of Montana to the welcoming sunny skies of the central California coast. They love everything outdoors from skiing the highest peaks to surfing the biggest waves and the near-perfect combination of the two makes the mountains of Cayucos, CA, the perfect place. They're relying on their realtor and her special understanding of purchasing horse and ranch properties to help them in their quest for a mountain ranch home with an ocean view.
A couple of motorcycle enthusiasts from Salt Lake City are ready to be closer to the wide open roads of Bountiful, Utah. They have their hearts set on finding a modern-contemporary home where their kids can have the space and security they need to enjoy their childhoods. He's also hoping to find a home with a three-car garage where he can tinker with his many machines. It's a tall order for their real estate agent but she's sure she can find them their dream home before the house hunt runs out of gas.
An active couple with a big social life searches for a mountaintop retreat that lends itself to both adventure and entertaining. They've found the right town for their plans in lovely Swannanoa, North Carolina, and just need to find the right home. Their desire to find a property that also offers the chance for rental income while providing them with the peace and privacy that comes with mountain living may prove problematic, however. Their real estate agent will use his knowledge of the local market to help them attain their house-hunting goals but he also knows how competitive it can be for the very best mountain properties.
Outdoor enthusiasts, Dan and Karen have been frequent vacationers to the mountain resort town of Stowe, Vermont. They are looking to get closer to the mountain community they love and give their two sons the opportunity to be at the foot of the ski slopes of Mount Mansfield, with every outdoor activity at their disposal. But with a large wish-list to go along with their big budget will they find a place perfect enough for all of their family's needs?
Park City, Utah, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, bringing newlyweds Kathleen and Carey here to set their roots. As first time homebuyers, this young couple is looking for a place to call their own in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. They hope to settle into a mountain home that offers every outdoor activity they can hope for right outside their front door. But with their budget of $325,000 can they find the perfect home and space for their three dogs?
Cory and Kathryn Chalmers have been living the daily city grind in Los Angeles, California, for years. Now they're ready to swap their concrete jungle for the mountain wilderness of beautiful resort town Sun Valley, Idaho. They're looking for a home with ample space for their animals, beautiful mountain views, and close proximity to outdoor adventure and alpine sports. But, in the competitively priced Sun Valley area, their budget of $500,000 means their agent will have her work cut out for her to find the right mountain home for this active family.
Rob and Dana are successful entrepreneurs with hectic schedules. They're ready to find a mountain retreat in Pennsylvania's gorgeous Jim Thorpe area where they can escape the demands of their busy lifestyle and unplug in the great outdoors. They want a house as unique as they are, with ample privacy and enough space for outdoor fun with friends and family. In Jim Thorpe's thriving market, the couple's budget of $350,000 means their agent will have his hands full trying to accommodate their wish list.
Tiffany and George Fox are active newlyweds looking for the perfect home where they can put down roots in the gorgeous mountain resort destination of Park City, UT. She's looking for a big, versatile kitchen to accommodate her love of cooking, while he's after ample living space to host his large family when they come to visit. But in Park City's red-hot housing market, finding a house that checks all the boxes on their wish list could be a real challenge. Will they be able to find the mountain home of their dreams on a budget of $425,000?
An active professional couple with a toddler have a rental that's quickly becoming too small. Now they're ready to buy their forever home in Idaho's gorgeous resort town of Ketchum. She wants space for their growing family and he wants a modern aesthetic that fits their style, but in Ketchum's competitive market, finding a house that has it all is no easy task. Will their real estate agent be able to check every box on their wish list and still come in under their budget of $650,000?
Kellen and Sonja are new parents in search of a mountain home that will allow them to grow their family in the beautiful resort destination of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Sonja wants ample living space to accommodate their expanding family, while Kellen has his heart set on a picture-perfect view of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Can they navigate Coeur d'Alene's competitive housing market to fulfill everything on their wish list and manage to stay under their budget of $550,000?
When New York parents Chris and Heather first visited the high mountain hamlet of Midway, Utah, they fell in love with the town's old-world charm, panoramic vistas and access to fun outdoor activities. Now they're determined to find the ultimate vacation home among Midway's alpine peaks to give their city kids a healthy dose of the great outdoors and small town living. Chris is looking for the best view money can buy, while Heather insists the house feels like a vacation home. Can they find both without exceeding their budget of $700,000?
Tired of living in the growing bustle of Boulder, CO, an active couple is excited to relocate further south to the beautiful town of Evergreen. Their search for the perfect mountain home includes finding a property with a three-car garage, a workshop and an ideal master bathroom. With their budget set, will they be able to find everything they're looking for or will their Rocky Mountain dream home be just out of reach?
A young couple is ready to leave Atlanta's congestion for Georgia's sprawling Blue Ridge Mountains. While he is hoping to find a home with a man cave, she's set on finding a property with lake access and superior mountain views. Can they stay within their budget of $500,000 and still find a home that checks every box on their wish list?
After living all around the country, a couple decides to lay down roots in the little Rocky Mountains ski town of Whitefish, MT. They've always dreamed of living in Montana and are hoping to find the perfect spot where they can raise their son. The couple is looking for a home with an open layout, a spacious kitchen and a large yard. Can they check every box on their wish list and stay within their budget?