Boston Ranked Ninth Healthiest Place to Live by TIME

The new book is on newsstands now.

Photo by lisa decotis

Photo by lisa decotis

TIME magazine has released a new book in which its editors pick what they believe to be the 10 healthiest places to live in the United States. When we caught wind of the new publication, we knew that Boston had to be in the top 10. I mean, of course! When is Boston not in the top 10 of any health and/or fitness rankings?

Boston was named the ninth healthiest place to live in America, and it was named the best city for healthcare. Take that, haters.

Boston, Mass. – Best Place for Health Care

This history-rich city is home to some of the nation’s most advanced medical institutions and policies that help ensure that quality care is available to all.

The only other city along the entire East Coast of the country that made the list was Burlington, Vermont, which came in third place and was named the “Best Place for Raising Healthy Kids” due to its “great schools, excellent pediatric care, loads of culture and limitless options for healthy outdoor fun all year long.”

Still, I have to wonder why we weren’t ranked even higher? We are perfectionists here in Boston, after all. There’s always next year.

“You can live a life filled with vitality and good health just about anywhere in the world,” said Claudia Wallis, who’s the editor of TIME’s new book, Healthiest Places to Live: Lessons from the Top Spots for Fitness, Nutrition and Aging Well in a statement. “Bet let’s face it: it’s easier to do in some places than others.”

Here’s the top 10, in order: Honolulu, Hawaii; San Francisco Bay Area, Calif.; Burlington, Vt.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; Denver and Boulder, Colo.; Plano, Texas; Portland, Ore; Boston, Mass.; and Provo and Orem, Utah.