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- Overall score: 86.07
- Health care & outcomes: 83.01
- Community engagement: 90.46
- General livability: 85.77
- Population: 3,629,190
Twin Cities residents are far more likely than residents in other metros to consider themselves in very good or excellent health. Minnesota has earned its moniker the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and those living in Minneapolis-St. Paul can use the lakes for year-round exercise like hockey in the winter and kayaking in the summer. In addition, the local Wirth Winter Recreation Area Trails are perfect for skiing. During the spring and summer, residents can also enjoy jogging in the city’s many parks and wetlands.