Sioux Falls Named One of the 25 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America
Does living in Sioux Falls make you happy? Are you satisfied with the entertainment choices? How about our huge selection of restaurants? Are there enough healthy activities for the family?
Prevention magazine named Sioux Falls, ‘All-around Healthiest’ city. It won the honor due to the highest levels of self-reported health. The magazine put together a list of the 25 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America. Overall, Sioux Falls was #9 when it came to the best hometowns.
According to the article, they took several factors into consideration. They looked at the amount of green space and concert halls to number of farmers’ markets. They looked at disease incidence, depression measures, unemployment rates, even FBI crime statistics.
According to the article:
When it comes to finding the pure essence of happiness, Sioux Falls must be on to something. While it didn’t score particularly well in some of our key measures related to fitness and nutrition, its plain old “I feel great” esprit comes through loud and clear. Of the 100 cities we tracked, Sioux Falls is No. 1 in terms of people ranking their own health as “good or better.” (It also got high marks for easy commutes, low crime and unemployment, and access to health insurance.)
Other cities in the Top 10 include:
- San Jose, CA: Organic Paradise
- Salt Lake City: Cancer-survival capital
- Minneapolis-St. Paul: The Hardiest Hearts
- Anaheim, CA: Focused on Fitness
- San Diego: Workout Land
- Fargo, ND: Spiritual Pioneers
- San Francisco: Culture Cure
- Madison, WI: Safe, Sound and Well Fed
- Sioux Falls, SD: All-Around Healthiest
- Honolulu: The Ultimate Happy Place
They also listed 15 other Top Hometowns.
Congratulations to Sioux Falls!