Surprise: Philadelphia Is Not One of the 25 Healthiest Housing Markets

A recent report from RealtyTrac and Local Market Monitor lists the top 25 housing markets for good health. The ratings are based on factors including smoking, heavy drinking, obesity, diabetes, asthma, air quality, and number of fast food joints. A quick look at that list, and it’s easy to guess why the Philadelphia Metro Area did not make the list. But neither did any other Northeastern burg except Burlington, Vermont.

The healthiest housing market is Austin, Texas. So go west, y’all.

Top Housing Markets for Family Health and Wealth in Texas, Dakotas, Utah, North Carolina, California, Tenessee, Montana, Wyoming, Iowa and Arkansas [RealtyTrac]