Texas’ 50
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Known for its expansive lands, Texas welcomes active lifestyle goers to build routines in energetic big cities, rolling prairies, and miles of coastline. Texas is the second-largest state in the country and has a diverse array of landscapes perfect for outdoor recreations. It is also a top producer of cattle, and ranching lifestyles offer fun methods for fitness and mindfulness activities. The state also has many elite medical institutions and research centers that aid in the flourishing health culture.

Interesting things to know about Texas: 

  • Texas has three of the most populous cities in the United States: Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. 
  • Texas is one of the top states for its number of professional sports teams. 
  • Texas has more farmland than any other state.
19 %

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.

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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University Park, Texas
University .
Fit Score: 84.91

University Park, TX

Population 25,182
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 70
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Highland Park, Texas
Highland Pa.
Fit Score: 84.48

Highland Park, TX

Population 9,180
Exercise Opportunities 960
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 70
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 150
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 170
Frequent Mental Distress 11

3
West University Place, Texas
West Univer.
Fit Score: 84.25

West University Place, TX

Population 15,676
Exercise Opportunities 900
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 60
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.2
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 11

4
Fulshear, Texas
Fulshear
Fit Score: 83.64

Fulshear, TX

Population 11,990
Exercise Opportunities 920
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 70
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.1
Smoking 120
Frequent Physical Distress 9
Poor Physical Health Days 2.9
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 180
Frequent Mental Distress 9

5
Bellaire, Texas
Bellaire
Fit Score: 82.46

Bellaire, TX

Population 18,966
Exercise Opportunities 900
Physical Inactivity 220
Access to Healthy Food 60
Obesity 270
Air pollution (PM2.5) 4.2
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress<