Vegan and fitness lifestyles thriving in Midtown, NYC’s healthiest area: report

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Now that we’re over one week into the new year, many are starting to think about starting to incorporate healthier habits into their routines. Depending on where you live in New York City, this can prove to be a difficult task.

But if a recent report is accurate, it’s not hard for someone to keep a new year’s resolution to be healthier in one Manhattan neighborhood.

RentHop.com recently released their interactive map highlighting which neighborhoods in the city are the most healthy. The map breaks down the list based on the number of vegetarian/vegan restaurants as well as fitness studios/clubs in each area.

The healthiest neighborhood on the list was Midtown-Midtown South, which RentHop concluded has the most plant-based food establishments and gyms in the area, scoring 100 points (out of 100) in both the veggie and fitness categories. They also ranked as first in having the highest number of vegetarian/vegan restaurants with 48 in total, as well as fitness studios/clubs with 58 in total.

Following behind at number two is the SoHo-TriBeCa-Civic Center-Little Italy area, with a fitness score of 66 and a veggie score of 51. This area has 29 vegetarian/vegan restaurants, and 45 fitness studios/clubs.

RentHop found that the Battery Park City-Lower Manhattan area was the third-healthiest. With 18 vegetarian/vegan restaurants (9.5 per 10K households), the neighborhood had a veggie score of 31, but picked up some extra points in the fitness score with 46 fitness studios/clubs, giving them a score of 66 out of 100.

The DUMBO-Vinegar Hill-Downtown Brooklyn-Boerum Hill area was found to be the fourth-healthiest city neighborhood. While the area scored low in the veggie department (scoring 17 out of 100 points), they made up for it with the number of fitness studios/clubs with 40 in total, giving them a fitness score of 73.

At number five, RentHop found that Williamsburg (or North Side-South Side, as RentHop puts it) was next on the list of the healthiest city neighborhoods. Although the area had a low veggie score of 12 out of 100 (there are 12 listed vegetarian/vegan restaurants in the area), Williamsburg picks up the slack with 40 fitness clubs/studios, scoring 57 out of 100.

To read the full report and see the interactive map, visit renthop.com.