Vermont
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Farms, artisan foods, and mountainous terrains make Vermont a rich space for active lifestyles. Vermont is located in the northeast and experiences the full range of seasons. Summer lovers will enjoy long days in Lake Champlain, exploring in boats or paddle boards. Winter lovers will find joy in the snow-covered Green Mountains and national parks for cross country skiing and snowboarding. Vermont’s health care also ranks among the top in the nation.

Interesting things to know about Vermont: 

  • Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the country.
  • Vermont has the highest number of dairy cows in the United States. 
  • The majority of Vermont’s population lives in rural settings over urban settings, making country life quite common.
21 %

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.

19 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

26 %

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
Bennington, Vermont
Bennington
Fit Score: 75.44

Bennington, VT

Population 15,002
Exercise Opportunities 1,000
Physical Inactivity 210
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 280
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.7
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.6
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 200
Frequent Mental Distress 12

2
Shelburne, Vermont
Shelburne
Fit Score: 73.94

Shelburne, VT

Population 7,775
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 140
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 200
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 120
Frequent Physical Distress 9
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 230
Frequent Mental Distress 11

3
Williston, Vermont
Williston
Fit Score: 73.23

Williston, VT

Population 9,870
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 140
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 200
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 120
Frequent Physical Distress 9
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 230
Frequent Mental Distress 11

4
Middlebury, Vermont
Middlebury
Fit Score: 73.18

Middlebury, VT

Population 8,744
Exercise Opportunities 720
Physical Inactivity 180
Access to Healthy Food 10
Obesity 240
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.42
Smoking 130
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.4
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 210
Frequent Mental Distress 11

5
Essex, Vermont
Essex
Fit Score: 73.05

Essex, VT

Population 21,911
Exercise Opportunities 880
Physical Inactivity 140
Access to Healthy Food 30
Obesity 200
Air pollution (PM2.5) 2.28
Smoking 120
Frequent Physical Distress 9
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 230
Frequent Mental Distress 11