WalletHub study includes two other Georgia cities, ranked 157 and 171
Staying healthy can be easy if you live in the right city. If you live where health care costs are lower and you have access to nutritious food, then you’re likely healthier than people who don’t.
To determine which areas prioritize residents’ well-being, the financial website WalletHub compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities — plus at least two more most populated cities in each state — across four key dimensions: health care, food, fitness and green space.
Within those four dimensions, they evaluated the cities on 44 relevant metrics, with each metric graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for a healthy lifestyle.
San Francisco once again finished on top, with a score of 69.11. It was followed by Seattle; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; and Honolulu, in that order.
For the second year in a row, Atlanta finished No. 22, with a score of 55.18.
Nancy Clanton writes and edits stories of local interest about health, travel, events and entertainment. She also coordinates coverage and promotion of Pulse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's digital magazine for nurses in the Southeast. A native of Knoxville and graduate of the University of Tennessee, she has worked at the AJC for 21 years.