These Are the Best Cities To Live in If You Want To Keep Your Resolutions


We are officially into January which means the excitement of making all your great resolutions is starting to wear off and reality has set in. Now you actually have to go the workout class, skip the happy hour, etc., But there are actually certain cities that make sticking to those resolutions a lot easier. Personal finance site WalletHub put together a list of the 100 biggest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics. Everything from average monthly fitness-club fee to bike score to share of physically inactive adults to rate of obesity, etc., These can be a major determining factor in resolutions and basic overall healthy lifestyles. If you live in one of these cities you should at least still be trying to keep your resolution:

  1. Chicago, IL
  2. Portland, OR
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Seattle, WA
  6. Madison, WI
  7. New York, NY
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Boise, ID
  10. Minneapolis, MN

And these are the worst:

91. Jersey City, NJ

92. Memphis, TN

93. Garland, TX

94. Laredo, TX

95. Arlington, TX

96. Newark, NJ

97. Bakersfield, CA

98. Irving, TX

99. North Las Vegas, NV

Some other interesting stats from the study were:

  • New York has the most sporting-goods stores (per square root of population), 0.4500, which is 16.6 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.0271.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0599, which is 37.4 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
  • Lincoln, Nebraska has the most fitness trainers and aerobics instructors per 100,000 residents, 185, which is 6 times more than in Bakersfield, California the city with the fewest at 31.
  • San Francisco has the highest number of dance schools (per square root of population), 0.0510, which is 36.4 times higher than in Fresno, California, the city with the lowest at 0.0014.
  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5737, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.