Rhode Island’s
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Beaches, city, and rich history come alive in Rhode Island and attract many active travelers. It is the smallest state in the United States with a culture heavy in innovation, creation, and adventure. The “Ocean State” boasts many beaches and islands perfect for water recreations. Rhode Island’s access to health care places it in the top five in the country, and it ranks number one for air and water quality. Health is instilled in all aspects of the state, from its low pollution rate to its fitness facilities.

Interesting things to know about Rhode Island: 

  • Rhode Island has over 380 miles of shoreline even though it’s the smallest state in the country. 
  • Many of Rhode Island’s culinary delicacies have clam as the main ingredient. 
  • Rhode Island was home to the first open golf tournament in the 1800s.
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.

23 %

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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Barrington, Rhode Island
Barrington
Fit Score: 79.98

Barrington, RI

Population 16,089
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 120
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.38
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Glocester, Rhode Island
Glocester
Fit Score: 78.39

Glocester, RI

Population 10,210
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 260
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 280
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 13

3
Scituate, Rhode Island
Scituate
Fit Score: 78.1

Scituate, RI

Population 10,658
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 260
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 280
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 13

4
Cumberland Hill, Rhode Island
Cumberland .
Fit Score: 78.08

Cumberland Hill, RI

Population 8,062
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 260
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 280
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.63
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 12
Poor Physical Health Days 4
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 13

5
Bristol, Rhode Island
Bristol
Fit Score: 78.07

Bristol, RI

Population 22,131
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 120
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.38
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11