Quincy Named One of America’s Healthiest Places to Live
Newton won some bragging rights this week, landing a spot in Money magazine’s annual “Best Places to Live in America” report. But, not to be outdone, another Boston suburb got a nod from the magazine, too.
Quincy, our neighbor to the south, landed at number five on Money‘s “Healthiest Places to Live” list, a ranking of 10 cities and towns excelling in various areas of wellness. Not bad at all, City of Presidents.
The list was based on criteria including rates of chronic disease, number of doctors and hospitals within a 30-mile radius, percentage of residents covered by health insurance, and how many residents report feeling healthy. Highlands Ranch, Colorado, topped the list, while fellow New Englanders Greenwich, Connecticut, and Nashua, New Hampshire, finished at numbers three and six, respectively.
The magazine didn’t shed much light on why Quincy, specifically, was selected, noting only that Massachusetts has the fewest diabetes-related deaths in the country. Quincy is not without its health problems—like many places in Massachusetts, it has struggled with opioid abuse—but we’ll wager a few guesses as to how it landed at number five.
It could be its stress-busting water views.
Or its access to great hikes and outdoor activities, perhaps in the Blue Hills Reservation.
Or its community health centers.
Or its gorgeous parks.
Or maybe its thriving fitness studios.
Whatever the reasons, thanks for the love, Money, and congrats, Quincy.