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19. Salt Lake City, UT

19. Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Overall score: 77.85
  • Health care & outcomes: 80.77
  • Community engagement: 70.26
  • General livability: 81.56
  • Population: 1,222,540

With a reputation as an outdoor lover’s paradise, it’s no surprise Salt Lake City has a healthy population.The city has a below average obesity rate and above average physical activity rate. Notably, this host of the 2002 Winter Olympics offers plenty of outdoor adventure activities like skiing, snowboarding, and hiking in the Wasatch Mountains. Park City, located nearby, also features hundreds of biking trails for additional exercise options. Culturally, Salt Lake City offers a strong, close-knit religious community that can also serve as a social outlet.


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