Boise Scores High on Healthiest Cities List
We all know by now that Boise is a great place to live. Between its booming economy, low crime and unemployment rate, and plentiful outdoor activities there's plenty to love about the cities of trees. And now, thanks to a new study from Wallet Hub we can add that Boise is one of America's healthiest cities as well.
Boise ranked very high coming in as the 28th healthiest city out of 174 cities on the list. That's not bad considering we beat out other cities like Miami, Las Vegas, Ft Lauderdale, Anaheim, and Phoenix. The study compared data and information from 150 of the most populated cities in the country and at least two of the most populated cities in each state (remember that point because another Idaho city made the list). Factors such as Health Care, Food, Fitness, and Greenspace were all factors in the evaluation. Boise got high marks in Greenspace (12) and Fitness (21).
Boise scoring so high is not surprising to me. We have a greenbelt that runs right through the middle of our city. There's always a marathon or outdoor activity going on. Not to mention, the bike lanes. New gym's pop up all the time and though we are not quite at the " 24/7 Kale" diet of healthy eating, there's plenty of health-conscious options at places like Whole Foods, Tree City and Tropical Smoothie.
But, it's not all sunshine and fresh news for the Treasure Valley. Sadly, Nampa scored very low coming in as the 148th healthiest city on the same list.