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PREVENTION MAGAZINE RANKS ANAHEIM #4 IN TOP 25 HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST CITIES IN AMERICA
ANAHEIM, CA – (Aug. 20, 2013) The City of Anaheim is listed as #4 in the “25 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America,” as identified by Prevention Magazine in their August 2013 edition. Anaheim received top scores for its focus on fitness. Anaheim is Orange County’s largest city, the 10th most populous city in California, and the 55th most populous city in the country.
“There are 346,000 reasons that contributed to this high ranking: Anaheim’s 346,000 residents,” said Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait. “I am proud of everyone who resides in Anaheim, and for letting the world know Anaheim is the place to be. We have great parks, outdoor trails and indoor fitness facilities, but this ranking is a true reflection of our residents’ commitment to happy and healthy living. I also want to thank Prevention Magazine for recognizing our residents. They got it right!”
Within its 50 square miles, Anaheim boasts more than 50 parks plus an interactive nature center, with more parks being planned as part of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan. For more information on City parks and the Oak Canyon Nature Center, please click here.
In addition, the Anaheim Outdoors Connectivity Plan – “It’s Your Backyard” – is a resource for healthy living in Anaheim. A goal of the Connectivity Plan is to provide additional opportunities for improved public health by encouraging non-motorized access throughout the City. Convenient trails, exercise stations, air and water quality improvements, community gardens, enhanced neighborhood parks, dog parks and pocket parks will encourage greater, healthy activity throughout the City. For more information on Anaheim Outdoors, please click here.
According to the Prevention Magazine article, the top 10 Happiest, Healthiest Cities in America for 2013 are: San Jose, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Anaheim, CA; San Diego, CA; Fargo, ND; San Francisco; Madison, WI; Sioux Falls, SD; and Honolulu, HI.
To read the full article, please visit www.prevention.com.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 346,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.