According to the latest annual County Health Rankings, St. Johns County tops the list for for both health outcomes and other health factors. 2015 marks the sixth annual report of this kind for Florida and the fourth year in a row for St. Johns County to hold the No. 1 position.
From the News4Jax article:
In a ranking comparing health outcomes, weighing the length and quality of life, St. Johns County ranked No. 1 overall out of 67 counties. Clay County came in at 11, Flagler at 22, Nassau at 24, Duval at 43, Columbia 54, Bradford at 56, Baker at 62 and Putnam ranked 65. Union County ranked last.
A second ranking examined health factors, such as health behavior, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment. St. Johns again ranked first. Nassau ranked at 5, Clay 14, Flagler 29, Duval 28, Bradford 34, Baker 41, Columbia 50, and Union at 52. Putnam County fell to the bottom in this category.
Officials in St. Johns County praised the collaboration of various community groups and the health department, including the school district and the sheriff’s office.
We love living in St. Johns County and with so many outdoor activities available – the beach and river, trails, parks, etc. – it’s no surprise that we’re the healthiest county. Not only are we healthy, but it’s a great place to raise a family – now who wouldn’t want to live here?! We are proud to be a part of such a great community.
If you’re looking to move to, or within, St. Johns County, we’ve got some great communities available such as Oxford Estates in the heart of St. Johns and Villages of Valencia in St. Augustine. Watch for more information as we will be building in RiverTown and the new master-planned community of Shearwater. Contact us for more information on any of our available communities.