Depending on where you live, keeping your New Year’s resolutions might be easier than you think.
House Method ranked the 100 largest cities in the US on four of the most common New Year’s resolutions — exercise, healthy eating, saving money, and reducing stress.
Scottsdale, Arizona, is the best place to live if you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions, with high marks for its healthy food options and affordability. The No. 1 city for eating healthy and reducing stress was Anaheim, California, while Plano, Texas, ranked first for saving money.
Here are the top 25 US cities that are best for keeping New Year’s resolutions.
Saint Paul, Minnesota, might not be great for healthy eating (No. 58) or exercise (No. 44), but the city ranked well for reducing stress and saving money.
Garland, Texas, ranked highly for healthy eating — it came in as the seventh-best city overall for this category.
San Jose, California, ranked No. 16 for exercise, but only ranked No. 63 for saving money.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, ranked in the bottom 50 cities for exercise but came in at No. 26 for saving money.
Lincoln, Nebraska, ranked relatively high for both saving money and reducing stress. The city ranked as No. 21 and No. 14 for each category, respectively.
St. Petersburg, Florida, ranked No. 25 for saving money, No. 30 for eating healthy, and No. 49 for exercise.
Chula Vista, California, came in at No. 12 for healthy eating.
Gilbert, Arizona, ranked as the second-best city for saving money and the eighth-best city for healthy eating. However, the city ranked No. 69 for exercise.
With its gorgeous hiking trails and relaxed lifestyle, it may come as no surprise that Seattle, Washington, ranked fifth for exercise and eighth for reducing stress.
Mesa, Arizona’s highest ranking was for healthy eating, coming in at No. 11 overall.
Atlanta, Georgia, ranked as No. 22 for exercise and No. 31 for healthy eating.
Chandler, Arizona, ranked third for saving money. The city also ranked highly for healthy eating, coming in ninth overall.
Santa Ana ranked as the fifth-best city for healthy eating. The California city also ranked highly for exercise and saving money, but dropped in the final ranking due to its high cost of living — the city ranked as No. 86 for saving money.
Glendale, Arizona ranked 10th for healthy eating. The city ranked lower for exercise and saving money, coming in at No. 47 and No. 49, respectively.
Boise, Idaho, fell square in the middle at No. 50 for exercise opportunities. The city ranked higher for healthy eating, coming in at No. 14.
Plano, Texas, came in first in the nation for its affordability, allowing its residents to keep their resolutions of saving money.
Irvine, California, ranked in the top 10 cities for both eating healthy and reducing stress. However, it was ranked among the least opportune for saving money, at No. 81.
Irving, Texas, came in fourth for eating healthy and fifth for saving money.
Aurora, Colorado, ranked at No. 9 for reducing stress.
Denver, Colorado, with its health-focused lifestyle and incredible mountain ranges, ranked as No. 11 for exercise and reducing stress.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, ranked sixth for reducing stress, but the Midwestern city only landed at No. 41 for eating healthy.
Anaheim, California, was the highest-ranked city from California. It was ranked first in the nation for eating healthy and reducing stress.
Jersey City, New Jersey, ranked highly for exercise (sixth), eating healthy (third), and reducing stress (third). However, the city only ranked at No. 71 for saving money.
Madison, Wisconsin, ranked seventh for reducing stress.
Scottsdale, Arizona, came in first in the nation overall for being most likely to allow its residents to keep their New Year’s resolutions. The city ranked second in healthy eating and sixth in saving money.