Healthiest Communities in US

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While a lot of people do the best they can to stay healthy, sometimes  your environment may be doing things that sabotage you without you even  knowing. There's no doubt some areas in the country do a better job at  making sure their residents are as healthy as possible, and now a new  report reveals which ones are the best out there.

“U.S. News & World Report” has teamed with the Aetna Foundation  for the first-ever Healthiest Communities Ranking, which evaluated 3,000  communities nationwide across ten categories, including education, food  and nutrition, population health, infrastructure and economy. The  report also judged areas on their approaches to improving public health,  as well as which provide the greatest opportunity for residents to live  a productive, healthy life.

So, with all that in mind, the magazine chose Falls Church city,  Virginia as the Healthiest Community. The area scored well above the  national average in at least nine of the ten categories, and in the top  three for education, economy and public safety. Overall, Virginia and  Colorado were the most represented in the Top Ten, with Virginia landing  three communities in the Top Ten and Colorado having four.

2018 Healthiest Communities - Top 10

  1. Falls Church city, Virginia
  2. Douglas County, Colorado
  3. Broomfield County, Colorado
  4. Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  5. Dukes County, Massachusetts
  6. Fairfax city, Virginia
  7. Hamilton County, Indiana
  8. Routt County, Colorado
  9. Ouray County, Colorado
  10. Loudoun County, Virginia

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Source: U.S. News & World Report

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