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America's Top 20 Healthiest Cities

February 26, 2021

How fit is the city you travel to or live in? The American Fitness Index conducts an annual report showing the best large cities for fit and active lifestyles. See which cities made the top 20.

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No. 20: Baltimore

Baltimore ranks well for its high number of park playgrounds, recreation centers and swimming pools. Another draw is Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which sees 13 million visitors a year. Among its attractions is Baltimore Beach, a stretch of sand that’s home to seven volleyball courts.

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No. 19: Tampa

A large number of public parks, swimming pools and dog parks combined with beautiful weather and an emphasis on healthy eating make Tampa a city that places a premium on healthy living. A climate where you have to perpetually be bathing suit-ready probably doesn't hurt.

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No. 18: New York, NY

A plenitude of parks, public transportation and walking and biking mean New Yorkers keep things moving to stay fit.

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No. 17: Atlanta

What makes Atlanta a healty city? For one, the number of its residents living within a 10 minute walk to a park. Combine lots of walking and great weather and you have a recipe for making activity a part of your daily routine.

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