Northern Virginia cities rank high on U.S. News & World Report’s annual Healthiest Communities report

Using 81 metrics, U.S. News & World Report ranked cities across the country on health and wellness—here’s where NoVA fell on the list.

Photo by Jenny Hill

Where’s the  healthiest city in America? According to U.S. News & World Report, it’s in the affluent suburbs outside of Denver, Colorado, but NoVA cities didn’t fall too far behind.

In its second annual Healthiest Communities rankings, U.S. News ranked cities based on factors that shape health across the country, including community vitality, equity, economy, education, environment, food and nutrition, housing, public safety and infrastructure.

Here’s how NoVA fared in the rankings:

  • Falls Church: Third place
  • Loudoun County: Fourth place
  • Fairfax County: 13th place
  • Fairfax City: 18th place
  • Arlington County: 25th place

In total, over 3,000 cities and counties were analyzed. See the full list here.

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