Healthiest Cities

WalletHub, a personal finance site, compared 34 characteristics of 150 U.S. cities, and ranked the 10 healthiest cities.

It’s easier to make healthy choices in some cities than in others. WalletHub, a personal finance site, compared 34 characteristics of 150 U.S. cities, and ranked these as the 10 healthiest:

1 San Francisco
2 Salt Lake City
3 Scottsdale, Ariz.
4 Seattle
5 Portland, Ore.
6 Irvine, Calif.
7 Huntington Beach, Calif.
8 Honolulu
9 Washington, D.C.
10 Santa Clarita, Calif.

Ranking factors included per capita number of fitness clubs, nutritionists, healthy restaurants, and walking and running trails; fruit and veggie consumption; and health care access and costs. Here are some of the winners in individual categories (based on per-capita numbers):

  • Most healthy restaurants: Portland, Ore.
  • Most nutritionists: Durham, N.C.
  • Lowest average fitness club costs: El Paso, Tex.
  • Most running trails: Washington, D.C.
  • Most walking trails: Lincoln, Neb.

Three California cities—San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont—tied for the #1 spot in lowest percentage of adults eating less than 1 serving of fruits and veggies daily.