Bay area city ranks 3rd in US for active lifestyles

Hillsborough County

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Keep it up, Tampa! The city ranks third on a new list of the best cities for an active lifestyle.

The list, created by, compares the country’s 100 most populated cities using 24 factors. The goal is “to identify those (cities) that help their residents stick to their health goals,” WalletHub says.

Orlando is ranked second, behind Scottsdale, Arizona. Miami is listed at 40th.

Another Bay area city, St. Petersburg is ranked 44th. Jacksonville is the only other Sunshine State city ranked, sitting at 63rd. Here’s the entire list.

WalletHub used a range of metrics, including the cost of fitness clubs, the number of sporting goods stores and the number of athletic facilities. Click here to see all factors analyzed.

TELL US in the comments: Where is your favorite place to exercise in the Tampa Bay area? Which city do you think is best for an active lifestyle?

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