Live Here and Live to 100
6. Charleston, South Carolina
All the ingredients of a healthy life are here year-round, on land and water, from an above-average number of teams, sports clubs and gyms to fresh, healthy food galore. (Just go easy on the barbecue and grits.)
Related: The Cheater’s Guide to Living to 100
Called one of America’s most walkable cities (population approximately 130,000)—especially the scenic downtown—it’s also No. 1 for plant-based eating, with one vegetarian business for every 2,100 people.
Almost seven in 10 households here have a dog (or many dogs!)—which boosts heart health because they lower stress, decrease sitting time and give residents a reason to get up in the morning. Charlestonians walk ‘em in parks, trails and on seven dog-friendly beaches.