The 2012 Metropolitan Peace Index has come out with the 10 most peaceful US cities and Minneapolis came in at number 4! The most peaceful cities have some of the highest rates of health coverage, high-school graduation, educational opportunity, labor participation and perceived access to basic services, as well as among the lowest rates of teen pregnancy, income inequality, poverty and infant mortality. To see the full report click here.
With a walk score of 69.3, Minneapolis has made Prevention Magazine’s list of the top walking cities. Minneapolis ranks 20 out of 25 cities on their best list. 9 of the top 25 are in warm weather California and many of the other top picks are large cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Some reasons for the high score include a large number of walking clubs, the skyway system and over 50 miles of groomed trails throughout the city. To view the complete list, click here.