Best Cities for Men to Live In

In its annual list of the best cities for men to live in, Men’s Health magazine says Boise, Idaho topped the list this year, jumping up four spots from last year.

According to the magazine, Boise has it all: happiness, health, and a high quality of life.

The magazine ranks cities based on 38 different criteria, ranging from cost of living, to unemployment, obesity, crime, death rates, air quality, and even the ratio of men to women.

Men’s Health Executive Editor Matt Marion was impressed Boise managed to crush the rest of the competition, scoring high marks for physical and mental wellness, low crime rates, and just an 18 minute commute time.

San Jose, California and San Francisco, California came in second and third, respectively, with Plano, Texas and Seattle, Washington rounding out the top five.

Charleston, West Virginia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Birmingham, Alabama placed at the very top of the list, making them among the worst cities in the country for men to live. Toledo, Ohio, and St. Louis, Missouri rounded out the top five worst cities, with high cancer rates, poor fitness levels, and high levels of violent crimes.

Data was submitted by a variety of sources, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, the National Center for Health Statistics, state cancer registries, and federal crime statistics.

Curious where your city placed? You can see the full list here.

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