The results of the annual ACSM American Fitness Index, published by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Anthem Foundation, have been released, and Arlington has topped the list of the 100 fittest localities in the U.S. for the third year in a row.

The top 10 as named are:

Arlington, Va.

Seattle, Wash.

Minneapolis, Minn.

Madison, Wis.

San Francisco, Calif.

Washington, D.C.

Irvine, Calif.

Denver, Colo.

Boise, Idaho

Boston, Mass.

The index evaluated America’s 100 largest cities using 33 health behaviors, chronic diseases and community infrastructure indicators. Evaluations were performed on access to athletic facilities, parks, and bike/pedestrian infrastructure; exercise frequency; healthy eating habits; and prevalence of chronic health conditions.

A new report from ATTOM Data Solutions states that home sellers in the U.S. saw a 36 percent return on investment in the second quarter of the year. In parts of DC, it was much higher. The zip code 20018, (which runs along the eastern edge of the District and includes neighborhoods like Woodridge and Brentwood), saw the highest profits. Sellers realized an average gain of $268,813, representing an average 71 percent return on a home’s purchase price.

Second was the zip code of 20016, (which borders the city’s western boundary and includes neighborhoods like AU Park, Palisades and Tenleytown) realized profits of 70 percent and the highest average price gain in the city with $535,000.

The zip codes of 20019, 20032 and 20012 rounded out the areas that saw the highest profits last quarter.

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