Maryland’s 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Known as America in Miniature, Maryland is a small state that houses every terrain found across the country. The natural abundance makes it a welcome spot for healthy lifestyles and building variety into fitness routines. Rolling mountains, wooded trails, lakes, and oceans collide for those that crave natural landscapes to build a fitness culture. Urban cities bring modern fitness to the state with an influx of cycling and yoga studios, farm-to-table restaurants, and state of the art gyms.

Interesting things to know about Maryland: 

  • Annapolis, Maryland, is known as the sailing capital of the world. 
  • Lacrosse is the official team sport of the state. 
  • Maryland has a remarkably high population of residents aged 100+.
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.

21 %

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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Travilah, Maryland
Travilah
Fit Score: 94.2

Travilah, MD

Population 12,204
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.78
Smoking 70
Frequent Physical Distress 7
Poor Physical Health Days 2.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 8

2
Darnestown, Maryland
Darnestown
Fit Score: 92.88

Darnestown, MD

Population 6,540
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.78
Smoking 70
Frequent Physical Distress 7
Poor Physical Health Days 2.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 8

3
Potomac, Maryland
Potomac
Fit Score: 92.81

Potomac, MD

Population 45,780
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.78
Smoking 70
Frequent Physical Distress 7
Poor Physical Health Days 2.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 8

4
North Potomac, Maryland
North Potom.
Fit Score: 91.84

North Potomac, MD

Population 24,236
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.78
Smoking 70
Frequent Physical Distress 7
Poor Physical Health Days 2.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 8

5
South Kensington, Maryland
South Kensi.
Fit Score: 91.79

South Kensington, MD

Population 8,684
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 150
Access to Healthy Food 20
Obesity 210
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.78
Smoking 70