Living in the healthiest places is important because of the following; a low-stress level, a natural diet, and active lifestyle experts say these factors are three times as important as your genetic makeup when it comes to enjoying a long and healthy life.
Luckily, it’s easy to embrace those elements when you’re living in a place where they come naturally. And they do in our top picks for the world’s healthiest places to live.
Explore the healthiest places in the U.S. based on rates of smoking, alcohol abuse, and obesity as well as access to health care, mental health, and fitness centers. Ranking based on health statistics from the U.S. Census and CDC. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.
The Healthiest Places to Live in America 2018
Bellevue is a city in Washington state, across Lake Washington from Seattle. Downtown Park has a large lawn, gardens and a waterfall. Nearby, the Bellevue Arts Museum features craft and design exhibitions, plus a sculpture garden.
Sandy Springs is a city in northern Fulton County, Georgia, United States, and part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Sandy Springs, Georgia’s sixth largest city, is located just north of the thriving metropolis of Atlanta.
Arlington County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia, often referred to simply as Arlington or Arlington, Virginia. Arlington population make it the sixth-largest county in Virginia.
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 a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon.
Cambridge is a city in Massachusetts, across the Charles River from Boston. It’s home to Harvard University. At the heart of campus, grassy Harvard Yard is anchored by the neoclassical Widener Library. Harvard Square has cafes, bars, and bookstores.
Pasadena is a city in California, northeast of downtown Los Angeles. In the center, Old Pasadena is a shopping and dining district known for its Victorian and art deco buildings. The strikingly modern Norton Simon Museum houses notable European and Asian art, plus a sculpture garden.
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. Visitors can ride the balloon up for aerial views. Trails wind past ancient sycamore trees in Bommer Canyon.
Torrance is a U.S. city in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County, California. Torrance has 1.5 miles of beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Torrance has a moderate year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes.
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.
Berkeley is a city in Northern California on the east side of San Francisco Bay. It’s home to the University of California, Berkeley, the birthplace of the 1960s Free Speech Movement. The 1914 Sather Tower, known as the Campanile, has views of the campus and the bay. The open-air Hearst Greek Theatre stages major concerts.