American City and County

The 10 worst and 10 best cities for living a healthy lifestyle

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on Feb 13, 2017

I wish you would have given info about why these cities were ranked as you have them. What makes them more conducive to healthy lifestyles and why the lower rankings were decided. Without stated reasons, this list holds as much value as a Trump promise.

on Feb 13, 2017

Hi Paulie,

As you can see in the description, the cities were ranked on how each one encourages an active lifestyle, healthy eating habits and a positive mental state.

If you'd like a more detailed description of the methodology, you can look over the the original source material by following the link provided in the description.


Derek Prall
American City & County

on Feb 14, 2017

First of all, the #1 is not San Diego, it's actually "San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA"
Secondly, living in San Diego, I find that hard to believe San Diego is not even considered in this list (from originally source).
My recommend, please find some useful information to quote into your website.

on Feb 14, 2017

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for pointing out our mistake. I've spoken with the writer, and we've corrected our error.

As for your second point, we're sorry San Diego wasn't included, but its absence from the list didn't, in our minds, draw into question the source's legitimacy. I'd recommend reaching out to the original source,, for an explanation on their methodologies.

We try our best every day to curate and create the most relevant, informative content for our readers. If this gallery wasn't helpful, I'd direct you to the wealth of information elsewhere on our site, which meaningfully covers nearly every aspect of local and country government. I'm sure you can find something relevant to your interests here.

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