Raleigh Named in Top Ten Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America

Dec 04, 2013

Raleigh home buyingThe city of Raleigh recently garnered national attention for being on the the Top Ten Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America!

This latest accolade is just one more example of how quality of life truly is top-notch in this Wake County city!

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What This Recent Accolade Means to Home Buyers

According to the recent article I was reading, the American Physical Therapy Association and Huff/Post50 recently conducted a survey and released its results.

Evidently, cities were rated on life expectancy, cardiovascular health and reported stress levels of baby boomers. They were also rated on access to local health care and fitness resources.

Here’s how Raleigh stacked up:

  • About 48 percent of the population has been diagnosed with hypertension, which is 4.8 percent lower than the national average
  • Of the top 10 cities, Raleigh has one of the lowest hospital mortality rates, which is more than 6 percent below the national average.
  • 48 percent of the population has been diagnosed with high cholesterol, which is 3.7 percent lower than the average for all of the other cities on the survey.
  • Of the top 10 cities, Raleigh’s population is most satisfied, with 97 percent reporting being satisfied or very satisfied with their life.

According to researchers, this survey was conducted to determine where baby boomers should live if they want to stay healthy and fit as they age.

Living in Raleigh, NC

Baby Boomers aren’t the only generation that find Raleigh a great place to live! People of all ages love our area because of its thriving and diverse job industry, excellent healthcare system, numerous renowned universities and fantastic community amenities!

If you’re interested in relocating to the Raleigh area anytime soon, please contact me, Rachel Kendall, your Wake County real estate expert.

I’ll be happy to assist you at every stage of the home-buying process, from searching for available homes to attending the final closing.

Until next time,


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