The United States makes up a huge swath of North America and there are all kinds of ways to decide where to call home.
You can choose cities:
- With the lowest rent
- Where you have the best shot at finding love
- With laws that discourage discrimination against LGBTQ homebuyers
- Where you can find a new career
- That cater to foodies
But if you want to narrow your choices to just the top-ranked healthiest cities in the nation, a new WalletHub survey can help.
WalletHub compared 174 U.S. cities and assessed four key components that contribute to the health and wellness of its residents:
- Health care
- Green space
Researchers assigned points to a variety of metrics, including the number of family doctors and fitness clubs per capita, how many walking trails the city has and how many residents say they eat healthy.
Here’s what they discovered.
The Top 10 Healthiest Cities in the U.S.
According to WalletHub, the 10 cities ranked healthiest are:
- San Francisco, California
- Seattle, Washington
- Portland, Oregon
- San Diego, California
- Washington, D.C.
- Burlington, Vermont
- Scottsdale, Arizona
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- Irvine, California
- Denver, Colorado
Other U.S. Cities That Got a Nod
Don’t worry if you don’t live in one of the top 10 healthiest cities. Plenty of others got high marks in specific health and wellness categories.
Most Healthy Restaurants:
- Portland, Oregon
- New York City
- Austin, Texas
Lowest Monthly Fitness Club Membership Cost:
- Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Gulfport, Mississippi
- Las Cruces, New Mexico
Lowest Cost for a Medical Visit
- Laredo, Texas
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Brownsville, Texas
It’s also interesting to note that a whopping five cities tied for first place with the most mental health counselors:
- Billings, Montana
- Spokane, Washington
- Springfield, Missouri
- Richmond, Virginia
- Missoula, Montana
Check out WalletHub’s survey for a full rundown on all 174 cities that made the list.
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