We’re full swing into summer, and it’s hot out: Eggs are frying on pavement, cookies are baking on car dashboards, and we’re hearing the term “heat wave” on the regular from our weather people. Even if you’re doing everything you can to make like a vampire and avoid direct sunlight, plenty of people out there love soaking up the sunshine. And we have good news for these sun worshippers.
Trulia crunched the numbers and compiled a list of the best cities to live in if you want to be out and about in the sunshine. First, we factored in the number of sunny-day activity spots, such as bike rental locations, golf courses, swimming pools, and tennis courts per 10,000 residents in the country’s 100 largest metros. Then we layered in the popularity of solar installation services and the number of sunny days every year. The result? The best — and worst — places to soak up the sun.