2016 Healthiest Places to Live in America

Explore the healthiest places in the U.S. based on rates of smoking, alcohol abuse, and obesity as well as access to healthcare, mental health, and fitness centers. Ranking based on health statistics from the U.S. Census and CDC.

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Viewing 1-25 of 100
  1. 1

    Gunbarrel

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 2 reviews
  2. 2

    Superior

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 13 reviews
  3. 3

    Boulder

    • City in Colorado
    • 155 reviews
    Niche User:I absolutely love Boulder and I cant imagine a better place to live. Everyone is fit, outdoorsy, nice and down to earth. The setting is idealistic. The community is tight knit. The town does an incredible job of maintaining all the landscape etc. It has great public schools, and i love how its a college town. It's also within range of both great skiing areas, and Denver.
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    Louisville

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 31 reviews
    Niche User:I love where I live and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to grow up here. Louisville is a great place to raise a family with a low overall crime rating, good schools, and plenty to do. The atmosphere of the city is friendly and calm, making it a real family city.
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    Acres Green

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:A small community in Colorado. We seem to the best of all the worlds. We aren't to far from just about anything there is to do in the Denver metro area. The prices of houses are a lot less expensive though than anything in the area with the same living space. I'm going to miss this place when I move out.
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    Park City

    • Town in Utah
    • 7 reviews
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    Corte Madera

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 4 reviews
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    Meridian

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 1 review
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    Lafayette

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 43 reviews
  10. 10

    Kentfield

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
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    Avon

    • Town in Colorado
    • 1 review
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    Larkspur

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 14 reviews
    Niche User:The community in this area is very strong. There are often local events in the parks, farmers markets, movie nights in the parks, etc. The community is very pet friendly as we have multiple dog parks in the area.
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    Edwards

    • Town in Colorado
    • 1 review
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    Summit Park

    • Town in Utah
    • 12 reviews
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    Ross

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 2 reviews
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    Longmont

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 78 reviews
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    Mill Valley

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
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    Strawberry

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
    • 1 review
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    Lone Tree

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 30 reviews
    Niche User:Even if you're taking a quick trip to the grocery store, it's guaranteed you'll see at least a few cops on the way there and back. The police force in this area is extremely visible, there's a police department juts down the road from where I live which helps me feel extremely safe in knowing the is a constant flow of officers coming and going from the department. Most communities are gated and required a pass code to get in, this definitely boosts the feeling of safety and security. There's not a lot of crimes that happen in this area, besides petty crimes. There are a few people who get caught shop lifting now and then from Park Meadows mall. There's always security guards at the light rail which is extremely helpful when you're waiting for a train late at night. Overall, there isn't a lot of danger to be concerned about, the communities are extremely protective and the police force is helping around the clock as well.
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  20. 21

    Santa Venetia

    • Suburb of San Francisco, CA
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    San Rafael

    • Town in California
    • 8 reviews
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    Highlands Ranch

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 254 reviews
    Niche User:The area I am in has allowed me to connect with everyone in my neighborhood. Everyone is extremely friendly and will go to great lengths to help each other out whether they are close or not. The community as a whole is like one big giant family and is willing to stand behind and support others that are struggling either financially or with their health. If I could choose to live anywhere in the world, I would choose to stay within my community. I feel as though my area is a very high class in comparison to other parts of the country, even though we don't have the most money or the biggest houses, we appreciate everything that we have and tend to try and not taking everything for granted. I see this area flourishing in the future and continuing to hold a light for all the areas around us. This area will always be the place I call home.
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    Parker

    • Suburb of Denver, CO
    • 167 reviews
    Niche User:Parker has no real crime to worry about. Our police officers are great and on top of their jobs! Plus the community is very active on making sure we have a safe environment.
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    Santa Fe

    • Town in New Mexico
    • 119 reviews
    Niche User:The atmosphere here is pretty great but when you start to meet the locals you kind of wish you were back from where you came from. The land around Santa Fe is absolutely beautiful, i guess that's why they call it the land of enchantment.
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