The rankings for the healthiest communities in the US are out. The Falls Church in Virginia has topped the list of the healthiest communities in the US. It is just a short drive away from the capital of the nation Washington.
There are plenty of things that can affect the health of a community like obesity, education, recreational areas, traffic, smoking rates, etc. The US News and World report along with Aetna Foundation carried a study on about 3000 counties in the US.
These counties were rated under 10 different categories that included population health, housing, community, environment, food and nutrition, infrastructure, economy, and public safety.
The Loudoun was in the 10th position and Fairfax claimed the 6th spot in the rankings. They are the best areas in the US when it comes to health outcomes and incomes. They are also having close proximity to schools.
Douglas, a Colorado community took the second place in the ranking, thanks to its high ratings for food and nutrition, outdoor sports activities, income and physical activity.