Among markets that promote healthy living and in which there’s a good possibility of home price appreciation, Austin, Texas, and Fargo, N.D., come out on top, according to a report released by real estate data aggregator RealtyTrac.
The markets had lower-than-average smoking rates, disease (diabetes, obesity, heart attack, asthma) rates and unemployment rates. They also had higher-than-average home price appreciation in the last three years.
Other “health and wealth” metros include Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark.-Mo.; Provo-Orem, Utah; Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa; and Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C.