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Miami is Fourth Healthiest City in the U.S.

by | May 23, 2015
With the state's best air quality, world9class healthcare, and outdoor activities, Miami's unique healthy lifestyle has long at tracted international and domestic homebuyer s looking to live in an active environment. In the most recent statistical release by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®, Miami's single9family home sales

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Christopher Zoller
2015 Residential President
MIAMI Association of Realtors®

With the state's best air quality, world9class healthcare, and outdoor activities, Miami's unique healthy lifestyle has long at tracted international and domestic homebuyer s looking to live in an active environment. In the most recent statistical release by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®, Miami's single9family home sales — which set an all9time annual record in 20 14 — increased 8.0 percent year 9o ver 9year in April 20 15 . Miami's existing condominium transactions recorded their second best year in history last year despite an increase in new condo construction sales, which are not included in the ggures.

Li vability .com recently joined the list of org anizations touting Miami's outdoor activities by ranking the "Gateway to the Americas" as the fourth healthiest city in the U.S.The website studied various statistics such as County Healthcare Ra nkings, adult obesity rates, and percentage of residents with access to healthy food.

Miami was the lone Florida city to make Livability's top910 ranking, providing another reason for international and domestic buyer s to purc hase S outh Florida real estate.

According to Livability.com, the majority of Miami residents exercise at least three times a week. Miami's obesity rate is 21 percent – 13.9 percentage points lower than the national average. Indi viduals are considered obese when they have a Body Mass Index of 30 or higher, according to the County Healthcare Rankings. Miami's parks, recreation centers, deep9sea gshing, tennis and golf opportunities encourage people to get mo ving, Li vability found.

Nearby Everglades National Park offers hiking and biking trails. Miami's M9Path and the South DadeTrail form a running path from downtown Miami to Florida City, totaling about 30 miles. Greater Miami has 84 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, 67 square miles of inland waterways and more than 15 miles of world9famous beaches for running, walking, and swimming.

Livability's top910 Healthiest Cities: 1. Minneapolis, Minn.; 2. Cambridge, Mass.; 3. Madison,Wis.; 4. Miami ; 5. Bridgeport, Conn.; 6. Arlington,Va.; 7. Santa Ana, Calif.; 8. Honolulu; 9. Fort Collins, Colo.; 10.Yonkers, N.Y.

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