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City of Falls Church named No. 2 Healthiest Community in the United States

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Falls Church has been named the second healthiest community in the nation, according to the U.S. News and World annual report.

The city earned a score of 98 points and received 100 points in education and population health. To see more about Falls Church's rank click here.

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Falls Church has remained in the top three of the nation and earned the No. 1 community honor in the inaugural report back in 2018 and received the No. 3 community honor the past three years. 

"The City is proud to once again be recognized as one of the healthiest communities in the nation," Mayor P. David Tarter said. "We strive to improve the health, fitness, and quality of life of our residents through a walkable, bikeable city with excellent recreational facilities, a popular Farmers Market, and world-class schools. 

The Mayor also added:

We send our congratulations, and sodas, chips and other junk food to Los Alamos, this year’s winner

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For 2022, the Healthiest Communities analysis assessed nearly 3,000 counties and county-equivalents across 89 metrics in 10 categories that shape and show a community's health and well-being, ranging from the economy and public safety to infrastructure, food and nutrition, and community vitality, according to the U.S. News and World Report. 


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