10 Healthiest Cities in America Minnesota has 3 cities in the top 10 By Jenn Gidman, Newser Staff Posted Jul 6, 2016 8:16 AM CDT 14 comments Comments Run, don't walk, to Rochester, Minn. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – If you want to make it into your octogenarian years, consider moving to Rochester, Minn., or any of the other metro areas that made 24/7 Wall Street's healthiest US cities list. The site examined more than two dozen criteria to see which urban areas made the cut, including income, insurance coverage, and lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity, as well as life expectancy rates. Rochester took the top spot with its ample supply of medical professionals and a population that tries hard to stay physically fit. The top 10 healthiest cities: Rochester, Minn. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. Ames, Iowa Boulder, Colo. Iowa City, Iowa Provo-Orem, Utah Logan, Utah/Idaho Burlington-South Burlington, Vt. Mankato-North Mankato, Minn. La Crosse-Onalaska, Wis./Minn. See the entire list here.