5 Best Cities for Being Thin
If you're interested in moving there, Santa Barbara-area properties have a median asking price of about $509,000 -- up 16% over the past year, according to Realtor.com.
No. 4: Barnstable, Mass.
Obesity rate: 15.9%
Lots of people in this 45,000-population Cape Cod community apparently follow Mom's old advice to "eat your vegetables."
Gallup-Healthways pollsters found that 69.1% of respondents consume the recommended five servings or more per day of fruits and veggies.
Another 84.5% say they don't smoke, while 76.8% report eating healthy all day and 61.2% say they exercise 30 minutes or more at least three times per week.
Massachusetts also has a low 22.2% obesity rate overall -- the fourth-best showing of any state.
Realtor.com doesn't track median asking prices for Barnstable, but lists about 1,000 local properties for sale.
No. 3: Fort Collins/Loveland, Colo.
Obesity rate: 14.6%
Like Santa Barbara, this city's obesity rate probably benefits from a large college-age population -- in this case, from the 23,000 students of Colorado State University.
Fort Collins also scores very high for the percentage of people with easy access to a safe exercise space (97.3%) and enough energy to get everything done (87.4%).
As such, it's probably no surprise that lots of residents -- 62.3% -- also report working out for at least 30 minutes three times or more per week.
Colorado also ranks No. 1 among states in terms of healthy weights, with just an 18.5% obesity rate.