According to Forbes Health and WalletHub, the most common New Year’s resolutions people make typically revolve around health and fitness. This trend continues into 2024.
A personal finance company has recently published its 2024 rankings of the best and worst cities in the U.S. for living an active lifestyle. This company is known for regularly releasing state-by-state rankings on various statistics related to housing, healthcare, and socio-economics.
In a recent ranking, no cities in Florida were able to secure a spot on the coveted “best” list. However, it’s worth noting that there was one town in south Florida that unfortunately found itself on the less desirable “worst” list.
Provided below is a concise overview of the cities that have been included in the “best” list, along with the Florida city that is positioned among the bottom 10.
Where is the Best City to be Active?
A recent study conducted by WalletHub analyzed the 100 most-populated cities in the country, evaluating them based on 35 different criteria. These criteria included the average cost of a monthly fitness club membership, the percentage of physically inactive adults, the availability of intramural leagues per capita, and the level of Google search interest in at-home workouts and sports equipment.
Honolulu, Hawaii has been ranked as the top city for individuals with an active lifestyle. It claims the first position in the nation for its abundance of baseball diamonds, skate parks, volleyball courts, and tennis courts. The city is highly effective in promoting community sporting activities.
Here are the top 10 cities in the U.S. that are perfect for individuals with active lifestyles:
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- New York, New York
- Chicago, Illinois
- San Francisco, California
- San Diego, California
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Denver, Colorado
- Atlanta, Georgia
The Least Physically Active Cities
North Las Vegas, Nevada has been ranked as the city with the worst conditions for a physically active lifestyle. Hialeah, Florida, located near Miami, has been ranked as one of the bottom 10 cities for a physically active lifestyle. Hialeah was found to be among the lowest-ranking cities in one of the metrics used in the study. It had the fewest playgrounds per capita out of all 100 cities included in the study.
- North Las Vegas, Nevada
- Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Gilbert, Arizona
- Irving, Texas
- Corpus Christi, Texas
- Aurora, Colorado
- Hialeah, Florida
- Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Greensboro, North Carolina
- Fresno, California