Some of the best things about living in Florida are the sunshine, fresh air, beautiful beaches, and parks that surround us almost all the time. You don’t need a gym membership to stay healthy and active here, and these 10 counties are the cream of the crop, according to
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
10. Palm Beach County
This county in Southeast Florida contains West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and Boynton Beach. It ranked high in the state for positive health behaviors, such as its low smoking rate.
9. Monroe County
Monroe County is located in the Southern tip of Florida and includes Key West, Marathon, and Islamadora. Monroe County ranked high for its excellent environmental factors and quality of life.
8. Santa Rosa County
Milton and Gulf Breeze are located in Santa Rosa County in Northwest Florida. Santa Rosa County performed well due to its low number of people in poor health and overwhelmingly positive social and economic factors.
7. DeSoto County
The historic city of Arcadia is located in DeSoto County, about an hour east of Sarasota. Its low pollution and its impressive quality of life contributed to its high ranking.
6. Sarasota County
Sarasota, North Port, and Venice are located in Sarasota County on our southwestern coast. Sarasota County has good quality of life and excellent clinical care ratings.
5. Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County is located in the southeastern tip of Florida and has over 30 cities, including Miami, Miami Beach, Homestead, and Coral Gables. Miami-Dade had the best ratings for length of life and health behaviors. A very impressive 99% of its residents have access to exercise opportunities.
4. Seminole County
Seminole County contains the cities of Sanford, Oviedo, and Altamonte Springs. Seminole County scored well in social and economic factors, length of life, and quality of life.
3. Martin County
Martin County is located in Southeast Florida and contains the city of Stuart and the town of Jupiter Island. Martin County has an excellent quality of life and clinical care.
2. Collier County
Naples and Marco Island are located in Collier County in Southwest Florida. Collier County has excellent quality of life, and low rates of physical inactivity, adult obesity, and smoking.
1. St. Johns County
The only county on this list in Northeast Florida, St. Johns County contains St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. St. Johns County scored incredibly high in every category except environmental factors.
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