Georgia’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Fifty state parks, abundant farms, and the Blue Ridge Mountains combine to make Georgia a natural wellness haven. Outdoor recreations are within minutes of any Georgia location, calling to active lifestyles that thrive in hiking, swimming, and biking. A warm climate year-round means that fitness activities are easy to accomplish, and a relaxed, southern energy cultivates healthy mental wellness.

Interesting things to know about Georgia: 

  • Georgia is home to Indian Springs, one of the oldest state parks in the nation. 
  • The state is a top producer of peaches, pecans, and blueberries, all with amazing health benefits.
  • Farmland accounts for almost 30% of the state, promoting natural food choices.
15 %

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.

24 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

30 %

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
Druid Hills, Georgia
Druid Hills
Fit Score: 83.81

Druid Hills, GA

Population 13,895
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.57
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 12

2
Decatur, Georgia
Decatur
Fit Score: 83.74

Decatur, GA

Population 25,732
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.57
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 12

3
Dunwoody, Georgia
Dunwoody
Fit Score: 83.55

Dunwoody, GA

Population 49,459
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.57
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 12

4
Brookhaven, Georgia
Brookhaven
Fit Score: 83.24

Brookhaven, GA

Population 54,145
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 260
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.57
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 12

5
Peachtree City, Georgia
Peachtree C.
Fit Score: 82.98

Peachtree City, GA

Population