Austin makes top 10 list for healthiest cities

Austin makes top 10 list for healthiest cities

Credit: Dave Wilson

The skyline of Austin, Texas at dusk seen reflected in Lady Bird Lake.



Posted on January 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Austin has been named one of the healthiest cities in the U.S. by a major health magazine.

A list of the healthiest - and unhealthiest - cities in America has been compiled by Women's Health Magazine. Austin ranked number eight on the list out of 100 cities.

The magazine looks at access to medical care, obesity rates, cancer rates and other lifestyle factors like happiness and unemployment.

The healthiest cities are:

  1. San Francisco, California (healthiest city)
  2. Salt Lake City, Utah
  3. San Jose, California
  4. Boise City, Idaho
  5. Burlington, Vermont
  6. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  7. Seattle, Washington
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. St. Paul, Minnesota
  10. Portland, Maine

The unhealthiest cities are:

  • Detroit, Michigan
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jackson, Mississippi
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Toledo, Ohio
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
  • Birmingham, Alabama (unhealthiest city)