Best places to get in shape
|At left: A Fairfield, Conn. three-bedroom, 2½-bath, 1,458 sq. ft. home for $430,000. At right: A San Francisco three-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,600 sq. ft. home for $849,000.|
It's not easy to step up your diet and exercise routine -- and having a Cinnabon on every corner sure doesn't help.To find the best metros for getting fit, MONEY and Trulia crunched some health-centric data, looking for places with easy access to nutritious food, dietary advice, and plenty of exercise options.
We compare the top two.
Two of the nation's healthiest metro areas face off.
Fairfield County, Conn.
|Diet and weight loss centers per 10,000 households||0.36||0.28 |
|For-sale homes affordable to the middle class||36%||14%|
|Gyms and fitness centers per 10,000 households||5.3||3.8 |
|Increase in asking price (2012 to 2013)||9.8%||15.2% |
|Median home price||$470,000||$829,000|
|Median square feet for affordable home||1,317||1,000|
|Percent of population who walk or bike to work||3%||9.2% |
|Ratio of "slow food" to fast-food restaurants||1.41||1.6 |
NOTES: Fitness-related data from 2010 and 2011. Pricing information as of November. Square footage and affordability data from October. SOURCE: Trulia