DC area fares well in ranking of healthiest communities

Falls Church City, Virginia, fell out of the top spot, but Virginia and Maryland still grabbed a lot of high rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s second annual list of the country’s healthiest communities.

While Falls Church City dropped to third — behind top-ranked Douglas County, Colorado, and Los Alamos County, New Mexico, each of which moved up a spot from last year — Loudoun County moved up the list, from No. 5 to No. 4, and Howard County, Maryland, rounded out the top 10, moving up 10 spots from last year’s No. 20.

“We like to say that where you live determines how well and also how long you live,” said Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News. “There’s definitely a correlation between living in a healthier community and your overall quality of life and your life expectancy.” The life expectancy in top-ranked Douglas County, for example, is five years…

Original published: 2019-03-26 04:14:38 Read the full Washington News here

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