Arizona’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

From rust-colored canyons to sparkling blue waters, Arizona is a playground of exploration and activity. Fitness lovers will find a thriving health culture across the state seen in the vast array of physical recreations, organic food choices, and workout classes. Arizona’s desert lands offer beautiful backdrops for hiking, golfing, and running, and the dry climate makes it optimal for year-round activities.

Interesting things to know about Arizona: 

  • Arizona is home to the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 
  • The 800 mile-long Arizona Trail is meant for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other recreational activities. 
  • Arizona has 22 national parks and 35 state parks, preserving the healthy, natural land. 
17 %

The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to higher blood pressure, poorer liver function, increased stroke risk and larger waistlines.

20 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

27 %

The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher BMI may be an indicator of greater risk to physical health.

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1
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Paradise Va.
Fit Score: 80.7

Paradise Valley, AZ

Population 14,502
Exercise Opportunities 920
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.71
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Rincon Valley, Arizona
Rincon Vall.
Fit Score: 80.6

Rincon Valley, AZ

Population 6,151
Exercise Opportunities 860
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.77
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 3.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 12

3
Williamson, Arizona
Williamson
Fit Score: 80.33

Williamson, AZ

Population 5,108
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 130
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 1.79
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.7
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 12

4
Rio Rico, Arizona
Rio Rico
Fit Score: 80.23

Rio Rico, AZ

Population 18,891
Exercise Opportunities 670
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 130
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.66
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 15
Poor Physical Health Days 4.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 140
Frequent Mental Distress 13

5
Tanque Verde, Arizona
Tanque Verd.
Fit Score: 80.04

Tanque Verde, AZ

Population 16,197
Exercise Opportunities 860
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.77
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 12