Maine’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Maine, a famously picturesque state, promotes a healthy culture by utilizing its abundant natural landscape. Two hundred thirty miles of coastline dotted with cliffs, lighthouses, and small villages make the perfect backdrop for swimming, climbing, and biking. Fitness lovers can run through miles of forested lands that also create a calming environment for healthy mindsets. Maine focuses on healthy communities through various statewide programs, access to health care, and a collaborative fitness mindset. 

Interesting things to know about Maine: 

  • Over 80% of Maine is covered in forest, the perfect spot for outdoor recreation. 
  • Cadillac Mountain in Maine is the highest point on the East Coast at 1530 feet tall. 
  • Burt’s Bees was founded in Main, a personal care company known for its health conscious, organic products. 
21 %

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.

29 %

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
Topsham, Maine
Topsham
Fit Score: 79.63

Topsham, ME

Population 8,852
Exercise Opportunities 820
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.1
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Bath, Maine
Bath
Fit Score: 78.4

Bath, ME

Population 8,329
Exercise Opportunities 820
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.1
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 11

3
Caribou, Maine
Caribou
Fit Score: 75.86

Caribou, ME

Population 7,614
Exercise Opportunities 550
Physical Inactivity 300
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 350
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.84
Smoking 210
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 4.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 13

4
Presque Isle, Maine
Presque Isl.
Fit Score: 75.76

Presque Isle, ME

Population 8,998
Exercise Opportunities 550
Physical Inactivity 300
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 350
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.84
Smoking 210
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 4.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 13

5
Houlton, Maine
Houlton
Fit Score: 75.74

Houlton, ME

Population 5,763
Exercise Opportunities 550
Physical Inactivity 300
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 350
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.84
Smoking 210
Frequent Physical Distress 13