January 13, 2016 - 11:51 am
Nevada had three of the top 20 cities in WalletHub’s 2016’s Best and Worst Cities for an Active Lifestyle report, with Henderson at No. 9, Reno at 13 and Las Vegas at 16. North Las Vegas showed up at 96.
The analysis compared “budget and participation” and “sports facilities and outdoor environment” among the 100 most-populated cities, giving greater weight to the latter.
Then it ranked each metric by such qualifiers as number of sporting goods stores, skateboard parks, fitness centers, etc. per population.
Henderson came in fifth nationally in the “Sports Facilities & Outdoor Environment” rank but 38th for “Budget & Participation,” while Las Vegas was almost reversed, fourth in “Budget & Participation” and 27th in “Sports Facilities & Outdoor Environment.”
Henderson came in tied for first in the sub-category of number of basketball courts per capita while Reno was second for lowest monthly fitness club fees.
Scottsdale, Ariz., ranked on top of all cities nationally, and Laredo, Texas, was 100.
Full report is at wallethub.com.