Charleston, South Carolina named 6th Healthiest City in the United States

Trulia shared its list of the top ten healthiest cities on Thursday and taking the number 6 spot in the top ten is Charleston, South Carolina.

Trulia described Charleston, saying, “It’s easy to be inspired by Charleston’s sports teams, who remind residents that a little friendly competition never hurt anyone. From RiverDogs baseball to Stingrays hockey to Battery soccer, the city is ranked second for its number of leagues, teams, and sports clubs, providing ample motivation to move. With easy access for water sports, world-class golf courses, equestrian centers, and plenty of road space for cyclists and pedestrians, especially during summer in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood, where streets are closed to traffic, allowing residents to use the space for recreational purposes, the outdoor opportunities are rich in Charleston. If the weather isn’t perfect, or if you prefer to focus more on your reps than your miles, note that the city is ranked third in number of gyms per household.”

To come up with the list, Trulia analyzed health and exercise data for the 100 largest metro areas in the United States from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some of the factors indicating a healthy lifestyle included the number of sports leagues in the area, the amount of park space and the percentage of adults who walk or bike to work.

Along with Charleston, here is the complete list of the Top 10 cities

Top 10 Healthiest Cities

  1. Salt Lake City, UT
  2. West Palm Beach, FL
  3. Orange County, CA
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. Fort Lauderdale, FL
  6. Charleston, SC
  7. Cambridge, MA
  8. Boston, MA
  9. San Diego, CA
  10. San Francisco, CA


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