'Healthiest' Places to Live May Not Be Where You Think
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- When homebuyers create a list of "must haves" for new cities and towns, such things as schools, taxes, work commute time and access to cultural and recreational areas are standard.
But these days, so-called "healthy living" issues have wedged their way onto those lists as homebuyers get curious about how many fast food chains, bars and health care centers and gyms are within a few miles of their potential home.
Now those homebuyers have a useful tool that tells them where to find the healthiest communities in the U.S.: a ranking of the healthiest places to live in America, courtesy of RealtyTrac, the Irvine, Calif., real estate industry analyst, and Local Market Monitor, a real estate investment analysis firm.
Somewhat surprisingly, the list is top-heavy with cities and states in the South, along with communities in often-overlooked states (by homeowners, that is) such as North Dakota and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.here.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV