The 25 Best Counties in the US with Longest Life Expectancies – Montgomery (MD), etc.

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Best Places for a Long Life

by Matthew Amster-Burton
Thursday, September 11, 2008provided by

Best places for a long life
Residents of these 25 counties enjoy some of the highest life expectancies in the U.S.

1. Montgomery County, MD

Towns include: Aspen Hill, Calverton, Fairland, Germantown, Montgomery Village, North Bethesda, North Potomac, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Wheaton-Glenmont, White Oak

Life expectancy at birth: 81.31 years

Two top-ranked hospitals (Suburban and Naval, both in Bethesda) help make affluent, educated Montgomery County No. 1 for longevity.

Bethesda’s downtown is compact, walkable, and connected to central Washington, D.C. by Metro. Outside of town, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park’s scenic canalside trail helps keep residents in shape.

Last year, Montgomery’s county seat of Rockville unveiled a new pedestrian-friendly town center, bringing together housing, jobs, shopping, and recreation.


2. Story County, IA

Towns include: Ames

Life expectancy at birth: 81.02 years

The story begins in the city of Ames, on the campus of Iowa State University. The school’s Memorial Union Workspace program offers classes and studio space to the public, including programs in pottery, music, and – yes – basket-weaving.

Also on campus, the nationally respected Reiman Gardens is open seven days a week and offers a butterfly garden, as well as indoor and outdoor botanical exhibitions.

Iowa is the nation’s first caucus state during presidential primaries, when residents get plenty of opportunities to tell the candidates first-hand how they feel.



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