2016 Healthiest Cities in America

Explore the healthiest cities in the U.S. based on rates of smoking, alcohol abuse, and obesity as well as access to healthcare, mental health, and fitness centers. Ranking based on health statistics by city from the U.S. Census and CDC.

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    Boulder

    • City in Colorado
    • 148 reviews
    Niche User:I absolutely love Boulder and I cant imagine a better place to live. Everyone is fit, outdoorsy, nice and down to earth. The setting is idealistic. The community is tight knit. The town does an incredible job of maintaining all the landscape etc. It has great public schools, and i love how its a college town. It's also within range of both great skiing areas, and Denver.

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    San Francisco

    • City in California
    • 79 reviews
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    Arlington

    • City in Virginia
    • 20 reviews
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    Provo

    • City in Utah
    • 719 reviews
    Niche User:Everyone tries to get involved with helping each other have a fun and successful college experience. It is great that so many people are so friendly.

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    Fort Collins

    • City in Colorado
    • 484 reviews
    Niche User:I have grown up in this City and all community members have always taken great pride in supporting one another, the schools, and the community as a whole.

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    Berkeley

    • City in California
    • 17 reviews
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    Irvine

    • City in California
    • 49 reviews
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    Denver

    • City in Colorado
    • 135 reviews
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    Pasadena

    • City in California
    • 23 reviews
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    Bellevue

    • City in Washington
    • 10 reviews
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    Roseville

    • City in California
    • 34 reviews
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    Oakland

    • City in California
    • 37 reviews
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    Santa Clara

    • City in California
    • 133 reviews
    Niche User:Santa Clara is a great area to live and settle. it is clean, safe, and quit neighborhood. There is a wide range of diversity and all the people are living with love and respect to one another. There are several activities to do in this area both indoors and outdoors. The schools, parks, libraries, and other government buildings are clean and safe all time.

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    Orange

    • City in California
    • 161 reviews
    Niche User:I love living where I am at. Everything is so close; my school is three minutes away, the shopping center I shop at is 10 minutes away, and hiking trails are four minutes from me. I really love everything here. One thing I do not like is the cost of living. It is SO expensive.

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    Costa Mesa

    • City in California
    • 16 reviews
    Niche User:People are very nice and here you could go for a walk in the middle of the night and not be spooked about if something bad is going to happen. people are normal and will help others in need of help. kids are respectful and wont dis their elders, in fact they would even help them.

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    Lakewood

    • City in Colorado
    • 287 reviews
    Niche User:Lakewood is a place I like calling home because of how safe I feel when I'm walking my dog at night. The public transportation is easily accessible with many bus stops and multiple light rail locations. Everything is close by and just a fifteen minute drive to be in downtown Denver. Only thing I wish I could change would be to make it more affordable. I can only dream of one day owning a home here.

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    Seattle

    • City in Washington
    • 84 reviews
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    Alexandria

    • City in Virginia
    • 27 reviews
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    Torrance

    • City in California
    • 59 reviews
    Niche User:Overall I love where I live. Houses can be a bit too expensive for what you end up getting size/quality -wise, but it's a great place with great people.

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    San Jose

    • City in California
    • 119 reviews
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    Portland

    • City in Oregon
    • 139 reviews
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    Sunnyvale

    • City in California
    • 119 reviews
    Niche User:Sunnyvale PD does a great job and responds promptly to any emergencies in the city. They deal with difficult situations in an organized manner and try to avoid catching unwanted audience involved.

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    Santa Maria

    • City in California
    • 129 reviews
    Niche User:I live an area that is climatically wonderful with fresh air, lustrous strawberry fields, and great views of nearby hills and mountains. Socially, the area is troublesome, including homicides and unfortunate deaths; however, I would choose to grow up here if I could do it all over again. This has to be one of the better areas to live in. The future has the potential to be bright, but that's up to the current citizens.

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    Glendale

    • City in California
    • 17 reviews
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    Burbank

    • City in California
    • 174 reviews
    Niche User:I have always loved living in Burbank for three main reasons: 1) It is the perfect balance between a small town and big city. What i mean by that is there is enough things to do and everyone doesnt know everyone but you'll probably know someone they know. 2) the location is great! Burbank isnt more than an hour away from the best attractions ex) LA , the beach, Disneyland & more 3) the public schools here are great. There's two high schools (Burroughs and Burbank High) & they have a healthy, fun rivalry as well as above average test scores. BUSD is way better than LAUSD.

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