Top Ten Cities to Move to For The Baseball Lover

by Alex ThatcherSeptember 12, 2016

Are You a Baseball Fanatic? Here Are the Cities You’ll Want to Move To

Major League Baseball is back in a big way. After losing legions of fans as a result of the player strike back in 1994/95, the sport has finally regained its stance as one of the most beloved pastimes in the U.S. In fact, in 2014, the MLB recorded its seventh-highest attendance of all time. And, with more than 52 million adults in the U.S. considering themselves as regular followers of the sport, the game is more popular than ever.marlo

So, it’s no wonder why the baseball scene in any given city is a key factor among those looking to move. After all, if you’re a baseball fanatic, then the last place you’ll want to live is in a city where baseball isn’t even on the radar, right? Don’t worry, we have you covered. If you’re a baseball fan and you’re looking for a new place to call home, here are the ten best baseball cities in the United States (in no particular order).
top ten cities for baseball lovers fans

New York City

New York City is home to the Mets and the Yankees. You either like one or the other. But let’s be honest, with 27 MLB championships under their belts, the Yankees own the city of New York. In fact, when baseball season is in play, they’re all you’ll hear about on the street, on television, and at work. When a city that has so much offer is this deeply involved with its baseball team, there’s nothing else to say except New York City takes its love of the game to a whole new level.

If you are thinking about moving to NYC, then you’ll find a diverse housing stock that gets more expensive the closer you get to Manhattan. For example, this home, located between Gramercy Park and Union Square Park, is available for well over a million dollars. But it’s on one of the best blocks in Manhattan and it has something that’s incredibly rare in NYC – a garden area.

Los Angeles

The Dodgers are a Los Angeles institution, sure as the Capital Records building and the Hollywood sign. And the city loves its home town team. Dodger fans rank high among the league’s most passionate fans, and historic Dodger Stadium consistently draws a big crowd even when the team is suffering one of its frequent losing seasons. And, with homes ranging in price from $300k to well over a couple of million, there’s a huge housing stock here to pick from.

A great example of what’s available is this Los Angeles property, located close to the famous Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Selling for $700,000, it offers three bedrooms and two baths, a large kitchen, and beautiful views from its corner terrace. It’s also conveniently close to Runyon Canyon Hiking, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and of course, Dodger Stadium.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the self-proclaimed City of Champions. And, even though the Pirates haven’t done much in recent years to keep up their part on the Championship end, the city still stands by its Bucs. Pittsburgh fans put their money where their mouths are. According to a recent study conducted by WalletHub, the Pirates ranked first overall in its “viewership rate” metric, a measure of the number of viewers of a national TV broadcast per capita, no doubt due to the city just waiting for the Pirates capture that elusive sixth World Series Championship.

And, with properties like this available in Pittsburgh, you’ll soon see why the city is attracting newcomers from all over the country. This well-appointed three-bedroom home is smartly designed, and it was recently renovated with a new HVAC system, new windows, and a new high-efficiency water heater.

Minneapolis

The Minnesota Twins rank as one of the sport’s most historic teams, but for years, the aging Metrodome was a painful place to see a baseball game. Thanks to the team’s new stadium and its fervent and dedicated fan base, Minneapolis is once again one of the best cities to live in if you’re a lover of baseball. It also helps that Minneapolis enjoys a strong real estate market that’s made even better by affordable prices and diverse housing stock.

This beautiful home is the perfect example of what you’ll find in Minneapolis. Roomy, renovated, and located in a neighborhood with an excellent school system, this four-bedroom and four-bath home is perfect for any family.

top ten cities for baseball lovers fans

Milwaukee

When the local diet consists largely of beer, cheese, and sausage, you know you’re in for one of the best tailgate scenes you’ll ever come across and Milwaukee doesn’t disappoint. After all, the home town team is named the Brewers! Even though the Brewers haven’t necessarily been racking up the wins in recent years, their fans have never wavered, which combined with its incredible tailgating, makes Milwaukee a great place for baseball fans to call home.

True to the Midwest housing market, Milwaukee makes for a great place to find a good deal on a home. This property is the perfect example of what you’ll find here. Beautifully appointed rooms and baths, an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, and a massive kitchen makes this home ideal for any size family.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is recognized the world over as having some of the most deeply passionate fans in history of baseball. Over the last decade, the team has been drawing some of the league’s top attendances. But, if you’re a fan of any other team besides the Phillies, you might want to think twice before moving here. The City of Brotherly Love famously doesn’t share that love with fans of other teams, but if you’re a Phillies fan, then you can’t go wrong moving here, especially when there are homes like this available in Philadelphia. This Colonial home represents Philly’s historic nature with its stone façade, sprawling grounds, and five massive bedrooms.

Chicago

Is there any baseball institution more hallowed than Wrigley Field in Chicago? Some may argue the point, but the truth is, the Cubs’ home field is as classic as it gets. Add to this the fact that Chicago is home to two pro baseball teams instead of the usual one, and you’ll find this city to be one of the all-time greats for baseball fans. It’s also great for homebuyers. Throughout the city and its beautiful suburbs you’ll find a diverse housing stock that has something for just about everybody.

This property is a stunning example of some of the gorgeous homes available in the Chicago area. An oversized Colonial with huge rooms, clean landscaping, and a stunner of a kitchen, this home is located in one of Chicago’s best school systems, making it a no-brainer for a family of Cubs (or Sox) fans looking to move to Chi-Town.

San Francisco

San Francisco’s baseball fans are fun, friendly, and good sports. And, they love their team. Add to this the fact that AT&T Park is one of the best fields in Major League Baseball and you’ve got yourself a winning baseball city. If you’re a baseball fan and you’re thinking about moving to San Fran to cheer on the Giants, then you’ll find the real estate in the city to be pretty in-demand, which, of course, can make things a little expensive.

This home, with its clean aesthetics and two-to-three bedrooms, is a good example of the types of homes you’ll find in San Francisco. Plenty of storage and easy access to public transportation, as well as a healthy dose of San Francisco’s famous charm, makes this home perfect for just about anybody looking to move to the area.

Saint Louis

Saint Louis hasn’t had it easy in recent years, but the city’s love for baseball has certainly been a grounding rod for the community. In fact, the city so loves the Cardinals that the team consistently sells out their home games, thus making Saint Louis, more than any other city in the country, wholeheartedly a baseball city. And, with the local real estate prices currently low, now is the right time to move to Saint Louis if you’re a baseball fan looking to score an affordable place to live.

This property is a prime example of what’s available in Saint Louis. This beautiful two-story home is set in a private and tranquil setting with new appointments and features throughout. And with four huge bedrooms and two baths, it has enough room to suit just about any family of Cardinals fans.

Boston

With the Patriots, the Bruins, and the Celtics in Boston, you might think that the local fans have enough winners to choose from than to worry themselves about what the Red Sox are doing. But fans of Boston’s baseball team are fiercely loyal, despite the team’s lack of postseason luck. The thing is, if the Red Sox ever manage to turn things around, can you think of a better city to live in in terms of sports dominance? This condominium, located in historic Suffolk County, offers everything one needs to feel right at home in Boston, right down to its handsome brick exterior and presidential crown molding.


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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging guru who moonlights as a writer. She loves everything about interior design and loves working in the industry. Alex is an expert in finding what makes people light up when they walk into a room, and has made a living by creating interiors that are unique, warm and inviting. When she isn't arranging flowers or making sure she's found the right loveseat for prospective buyers, she writes about her passion — home design.