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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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1
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

6
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Cumberland
Fit Score: 78.03

Cumberland, RI

Population 34,977
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

7
Smithfield, Rhode Island
Smithfield
Fit Score: 78

Smithfield, RI

Population 21,719
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

8
North Smithfield, Rhode Island
North Smith.
Fit Score: 77.93

North Smithfield, RI

Population 12,485
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

9
Greenville, Rhode Island
Greenville
Fit Score: 77.86

Greenville, RI

Population 8,388
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

10
Pascoag, Rhode Island
Pascoag
Fit Score: 77.72

Pascoag, RI

Population 5,041
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

11
Warren, Rhode Island
Warren
Fit Score: 77.69

Warren, RI

Population 10,429
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

12
Burrillville, Rhode Island
Burrillvill.
Fit Score: 77.63

Burrillville, RI

Population 16,740
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

13
Lincoln, Rhode Island
Lincoln
Fit Score: 77.57

Lincoln, RI

Population 21,771
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

14
Valley Falls, Rhode Island
Valley Fall.
Fit Score: 77.5

Valley Falls, RI

Population 12,056
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

15
Cranston, Rhode Island
Cranston
Fit Score: 77.38

Cranston, RI

Population 81,274
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

16
Johnston, Rhode Island
Johnston
Fit Score: 77.24

Johnston, RI

Population 29,322
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

17
East Providence, Rhode Island
East Provid.
Fit Score: 77.03

East Providence, RI

Population 47,476
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

18
North Providence, Rhode Island
North Provi.
Fit Score: 76.99

North Providence, RI

Population 32,559
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

19
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Pawtucket
Fit Score: 76.66

Pawtucket, RI

Population 71,847
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

20
Providence, Rhode Island
Providence
Fit Score: 76.49

Providence, RI

Population 179,335
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

21
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Woonsocket
Fit Score: 76.42

Woonsocket, RI

Population 41,603
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

22
Richmond, Rhode Island
Richmond
Fit Score: 76.23

Richmond, RI

Population 7,702
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

23
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Central Fal.
Fit Score: 76.14

Central Falls, RI

Population 19,398
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

24
Kingston, Rhode Island
Kingston
Fit Score: 76.04

Kingston, RI

Population 6,983
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

25
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
East Greenw.
Fit Score: 75.92

East Greenwich, RI

Population 13,103
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.31
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 12

26
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
North Kings.
Fit Score: 75.82

North Kingstown, RI

Population 26,320
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

27
Hopkinton, Rhode Island
Hopkinton
Fit Score: 75.77

Hopkinton, RI

Population 8,119
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

28
West Greenwich, Rhode Island
West Greenw.
Fit Score: 75.71

West Greenwich, RI

Population 6,339
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.31
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 12

29
South Kingstown, Rhode Island
South Kings.
Fit Score: 75.57

South Kingstown, RI

Population 30,650
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

30
Exeter, Rhode Island
Exeter
Fit Score: 75.52

Exeter, RI

Population 6,561
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

31
Charlestown, Rhode Island
Charlestown
Fit Score: 75.28

Charlestown, RI

Population 7,820
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

32
Wakefield-Peacedale, Rhode Island
Wakefield-P.
Fit Score: 75.22

Wakefield-Peacedale, RI

Population 9,044
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

33
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Narraganset.
Fit Score: 75.15

Narragansett, RI

Population 15,464
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

34
Westerly, Rhode Island
Westerly
Fit Score: 74.94

Westerly, RI

Population 22,509
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 170
Access to Healthy Food 90
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.24
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

35
Warwick, Rhode Island
Warwick
Fit Score: 74.52

Warwick, RI

Population 80,847
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.31
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 12

36
Coventry, Rhode Island
Coventry
Fit Score: 74.43

Coventry, RI

Population 34,698
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.31
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 12

37
West Warwick, Rhode Island
West Warwic.
Fit Score: 73.79

West Warwick, RI

Population 28,874
Exercise Opportunities 940
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.31
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 12

38
Jamestown, Rhode Island
Jamestown
Fit Score: 70.01

Jamestown, RI

Population 5,490
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 240
Frequent Mental Distress 11

39
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Portsmouth
Fit Score: 69.5

Portsmouth, RI

Population 17,313
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 240
Frequent Mental Distress 11

40
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Tiverton
Fit Score: 68.91

Tiverton, RI

Population 15,731
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 240
Frequent Mental Distress 11

41
Middletown, Rhode Island
Middletown
Fit Score: 68.54

Middletown, RI

Population 15,934
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 240
Frequent Mental Distress 11

42
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport
Fit Score: 68.52

Newport, RI

Population 24,590
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 240
Frequent Mental Distress 11

43
Newport East, Rhode Island
Newport Eas.
Fit Score: 68.41

Newport East, RI

Population 11,211
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 190
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 240
Frequent Mental Distress 11

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.