Does where you live affect your health and wellbeing or does your health and wellbeing influence the place where you live? I don’t plan to answer the question, as I am sure there are dozens of studies and articles that can substantiate their findings and declare they have found nirvana.
But in a recent survey published by WalletHub, a web-based personal financial directory, Scottsdale, Arizona has been ranked amongst the healthiest place to live in America. According to WalletHub Scottsdale ranks 9th overall out of 170 cities based on a formula that includes Health Care, Healthy Food, Fitness and access to open or Green Space. In addition in the single category of Fitness, Scottsdale ranked #1 ahead of such stalwarts as Denver and San Diego.
The fact that Scottsdale ranks anywhere near the top is remarkable considering that the median age of Scottsdale residents is just over 46 years as compared with the national average of just over 37 years old. Conventional logic would lead you to believe that an aging population would be less healthy than their counterparts in younger cities.
Part of the reason could be attributed to the favorable weather that encourages more outdoor activities, 300+ days of sunshine and of course a median household income that exceeds the national average.
The City of Scottsdale also rated high in access to open or green spaces. With access to over 400 miles of hiking paths, Scottsdale was recognized by National Geographic as one of the nation’s top spots hiking. Scottsdale’s greenbelt along the Indian Bend Wash is an 11-mile long park system that was created by utilizing land that was reserved for a flood control is home to, recreational paths, and lakes, golf courses, and sports fields.
All in all, it is no wonder that Scottsdale is one of the most popular destinations for people migrating to the southwest from other areas of the country.
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Come on down to Scottsdale and see why we enjoy life so well.
Joe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix & Scottsdale metro area. You can find more great information by visiting his website at www.Scottsdale-AZHomes.com.