10 Best Cities in the US for a Healthy Lifestyle
Business Insider recently reported on the “10 Best Cities in the US for a Healthy Lifestyle.” Utilizing Trulia, a real estate search engine, they decided to dig deeper into the data than the typical lists of “fattest” and “skinniest” cities, and determine which cities in the US offer people more opportunities to lose weight.
Trulia utilized five factors to rank the cities: healthy food options, access to outdoor activities, weight loss centers, gyms, and the ability for people to bike or walk to work.
What they found may surprise you. Perhaps what isn’t surprising was the finding that many of these cities also rank among the most expensive places to live; six of the top 10 cities charge more than $200 per square foot for living space.
Here they are, the 10 Best Cities in the US for a Healthy Lifestyle:
10. Seattle, Washington
9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8. Peabody, Massachusetts
7. Middlesex County, Massachusetts
6. New York, New York
5. Lake County, Kenosha County, Illinois
4. Boston, Massachusetts
3. Long Island, New York
2. Fairfield County, Connecticut
1. San Francisco, California
What do you think of the list? Is your city listed? How would you rate your community?
(Note: In the first sentence, “Business Insider” links to http://www.businessinsider.com/ and “10 Best Cities in the US for a Healthy Lifestyle” links to http://www.businessinsider.com/the-10-best-us-cities-to-lose-weight-trulia-2013-1?op=1 )