The Healthiest Cities in America 2019

New York
New York

location matters when it comes to health. Some places promote wellness by expanding access to nutritious food and recreational facilities. Others strive to keep healthcare costs affordable for everyone or keep parks clean and well-maintained.

When a city doesn’t take care of these issues, it can be hard to keep up good health. After all, the cost of care in the U.S. is rising and life expectancy is declining. And there are so many sources of health advice online that it can be difficult for a person to figure out what is legitimate and what is just a fad.

To determine which areas prioritize residents’ well-being, WalletHub compared more than 170 of the most populated U.S. cities across 42 key indicators of good health. WalletHub data set ranges from the cost of a medical visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita.


The Healthiest Cities in America 2019


10. Irvine, CA

Irvine, California
Irvine, California

Irvine is a city in Orange County, California. To the east, Orange County Great Park features an antique carousel and a giant, anchored helium balloon.

Health Care Rank: 2
Green Space Rank: 11
Fitness Rank: 16
Food Rank: 30
Total Score: 61.26


9. Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, AZ

DescriptionScottsdale is a desert city in Arizona east of state capital Phoenix. It’s known for its spa resorts and golf courses, including TPC Scottsdale. Farther north trails wind through McDowell Sonoran Preserve,

Health Care Rank: 12
Green Space Rank: 19
Fitness Rank: 1
Food Rank: 41
Total Score: 61.37


8. Honolulu, HI

Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii and gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighborhood is its center for dining, nightlife, and shopping,

Health Care Rank: 43
Green Space Rank: 5
Fitness Rank: 57
Food Rank: 8
Total Score: 61.76


7. Denver, CO


Denver, the capital of Colorado, is an American metropolis dating to the Old West era. Larimer Square, the city’s oldest block, features landmark 19th-century buildings.

Health Care Rank: 60
Green Space Rank: 16
Fitness Rank: 2
Food Rank: 15
Total Score: 61.93


6. New York, NY

New York
New York

New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers.

Health Care Rank: 70
Green Space Rank: 14
Fitness Rank: 20
Food Rank: 2
Total Score: 62.79


5. Washington, DC

Washington, D.C
Washington, D.C

Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches:

Health Care Rank: 29
Green Space Rank: 3
Fitness Rank: 15
Food Rank: 10
Total Score: 65.48


4. Portland, OR

Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses.

Health Care Rank: 47
Green Space Rank: 4
Fitness Rank: 17
Food Rank: 6
Total Score: 65.73


3. San Diego, CA

San Diego Aerial Panoramic
San Diego Aerial Panoramic

San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Immense Balboa Park is the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums, and gardens.

Health Care Rank: 33
Green Space Rank: 7
Fitness Rank: 3
Food Rank: 3
Total Score: 67.62


2. Seattle, WA


Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to the large tech industry.

Health Care Rank: 25
Green Space Rank: 2
Fitness Rank: 5
Food Rank: 5
Total Score: 69.94


1. San Francisco, CA

San Francisco
San Francisco

San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It’s known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses.

Health Care Rank: 24
Green Space Rank: 1
Fitness Rank: 10
Food Rank: 1
Total Score: 73.29



The Healthiest Cities in America 2019

Source: WalletHub