5 Most Active Cities in the US

Put on your walking shoes and hit the Freedom Trail in Boston
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2016 8:23 AM CDT

(Newser) – Whether it's their public parks, bike paths, or just because they're easy to amble around, more and more America cities are staking claims to promoting physically fit lifestyles. But some communities are more on the go than others, and as ABC News reports, a Gallup and Healthways list of the "most active living" cities has placed Boston and its suburbs at No. 1. The report analyzed 48 high-population metropolitan areas across the US and assigned an "Active Living Score" to each based on metrics within a city's infrastructure, including public transportation options, its parks situation, and walkability. Joining Boston in the winners' circle, with their corresponding scores:

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  1. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-NH, 74.9
  2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif., 72.0
  3. Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis., 70.4
  4. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-Pa., 69.6
  5. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-Va.-Md.-WV, 69.4
Check out Gallup for comparisons on key lifestyle factors—or check out the US cities where you can live the best hermit life. (Read more US cities stories.)

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