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Nevada’s
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Located predominantly in the Great Basin, Nevada is home to rolling deserts lands, mountain ranges with thick forests, and major rivers. Lake Tahoe, Death Valley National Park, and Red Rock Canyon are some of the most popular geographic destinations in Nevada, and each has a personality that calls upon recreational activities. Mountain biking, paddle boarding, caving, and running are only a handful of activities that Nevada adds to a fitness routine.  

Interesting things to know about Nevada: 

  • Nevada is the driest state in the country. 
  • Nevada has more mountain ranges than any other state. 
  • Over 40 Million tourists visit Las Vegas, Nevada, each year.
18 %

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.

22 %

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
Summerlin South, Nevada
Summerlin S.
Fit Score: 77.84

Summerlin South, NV

Population 26,059
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

2
Enterprise, Nevada
Enterprise
Fit Score: 77.45

Enterprise, NV

Population 155,773
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

3
Carson City, Nevada
Carson City
Fit Score: 77.43

Carson City, NV

Population 55,414
Exercise Opportunities 910
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 280
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.52
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4.1
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 13

4
Henderson, Nevada
Henderson
Fit Score: 77.18

Henderson, NV

Population 310,390
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

5
Moapa Valley, Nevada
Moapa Valle.
Fit Score: 77.15

Moapa Valley, NV

Population 6,840
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

6
Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder Cit.
Fit Score: 76.85

Boulder City, NV

Population 15,977
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

7
North Las Vegas, Nevada
North Las V.
Fit Score: 76.77

North Las Vegas, NV

Population 245,949
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

8
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas
Fit Score: 76.67

Las Vegas, NV

Population 644,644
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

9
Spring Valley, Nevada
Spring Vall.
Fit Score: 76.66

Spring Valley, NV

Population 195,646
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

10
Whitney, Nevada
Whitney
Fit Score: 76.56

Whitney, NV

Population 43,955
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

11
Mesquite, Nevada
Mesquite
Fit Score: 76.47

Mesquite, NV

Population 19,079
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

12
Paradise, Nevada
Paradise
Fit Score: 76.4

Paradise, NV

Population 231,858
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

13
Fallon, Nevada
Fallon
Fit Score: 76.36

Fallon, NV

Population 8,491
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 260
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.59
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4.2
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

14
Sunrise Manor, Nevada
Sunrise Man.
Fit Score: 76.23

Sunrise Manor, NV

Population 193,854
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

15
Winchester, Nevada
Winchester
Fit Score: 76.17

Winchester, NV

Population 28,130
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

16
Johnson Lane, Nevada
Johnson Lan.
Fit Score: 76.11

Johnson Lane, NV

Population 6,134
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 130
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

17
Laughlin, Nevada
Laughlin
Fit Score: 75.91

Laughlin, NV

Population 7,758
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.29
Smoking 160
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

18
Indian Hills, Nevada
Indian Hill.
Fit Score: 75.44

Indian Hills, NV

Population 5,911
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 130
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

19
Gardnerville Ranchos, Nevada
Gardnervill.
Fit Score: 75.12

Gardnerville Ranchos, NV

Population 11,103
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 130
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

20
Gardnerville, Nevada
Gardnervill.
Fit Score: 74.85

Gardnerville, NV

Population 6,034
Exercise Opportunities 870
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 130
Obesity 250
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 140
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.9
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

21
Spanish Springs, Nevada
Spanish Spr.
Fit Score: 72.84

Spanish Springs, NV

Population 16,458
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.94
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 13

22
Incline Village, Nevada
Incline Vil.
Fit Score: 72.72

Incline Village, NV

Population 8,795
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.94
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 13

23
Fernley, Nevada
Fernley
Fit Score: 72.54

Fernley, NV

Population 20,692
Exercise Opportunities 530
Physical Inactivity 240
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.91
Smoking 210
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 4.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 13

24
Dayton, Nevada
Dayton
Fit Score: 72.52

Dayton, NV

Population 9,305
Exercise Opportunities 530
Physical Inactivity 240
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.91
Smoking 210
Frequent Physical Distress 13
Poor Physical Health Days 4.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 13

25
Cold Springs, Nevada
Cold Spring.
Fit Score: 72.26

Cold Springs, NV

Population 9,184
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.94
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 13

26
Sparks, Nevada
Sparks
Fit Score: 71.84

Sparks, NV

Population 104,246
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.94
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 13

27
Reno, Nevada
Reno
Fit Score: 71.61

Reno, NV

Population 250,998
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.94
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 13

28
Sun Valley, Nevada
Sun Valley
Fit Score: 71.55

Sun Valley, NV

Population 21,101
Exercise Opportunities 840
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 80
Obesity 230
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.94
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 13

29
Spring Creek, Nevada
Spring Cree.
Fit Score: 67.18

Spring Creek, NV

Population 13,482
Exercise Opportunities 620
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 300
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.03
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.8
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 230
Frequent Mental Distress 12

30
Pahrump, Nevada
Pahrump
Fit Score: 67.03

Pahrump, NV

Population 35,812
Exercise Opportunities 70
Physical Inactivity 290
Access to Healthy Food 210
Obesity 330
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 190
Frequent Physical Distress 14
Poor Physical Health Days 4.8
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 13

31
Elko, Nevada
Elko
Fit Score: 66.46

Elko, NV

Population 20,341
Exercise Opportunities 620
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 300
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.03
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.8
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 230
Frequent Mental Distress 12

32
Winnemucca, Nevada
Winnemucca
Fit Score: 66.01

Winnemucca, NV

Population 7,763
Exercise Opportunities 600
Physical Inactivity 200
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 310
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.35
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.8
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 230
Frequent Mental Distress 12

How Did We Determine the Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles?

We compiled our list of Best Cities for for Fit Lifestyle by looking at 11 key metrics backed by scientific research. Keep reading to find out which metrics we chose and how they affect slumber.