In a state like North Carolina, outdoor activities dominate the warmer months. And with plenty of greenways, trails, and miles of coastline to burn some calories, we’re likely to be a pretty healthy state. Overall, we ranked 37 out of 50 in terms of America’s health rankings (ouch) but that doesn’t mean we aren’t healthy! Some counties are just healthier than others. Using County Health Rankings which takes several factors into consideration (health, environment, lifestyle) here are the ten healthiest counties in North Carolina.
Note: All rankings are based on a ratio scale of 100 So when you see, #4, that means it is 4 out of 100 (counties).
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
Honorable mention, those ranking 11-15 are as follows:
Durham County, Davie County, Henderson County, Buncombe County, Dare County.