Here’s yet another report saying how good (some) things are in Hawaii.

Honolulu is said to be the eighth most “livable” cities, according to, which bills itself as “one of the leading online resources used for researching communities.”

Minneapolis is No. 1 followed by Cambridge, Mass.

downtown honolulu skyline from aloha tower kakaako.  15 jan 2015. photograph Cory Lum/Civil Beat

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“There are two parts to every great healthy city,” says Livability. “The first is access to quality and affordable health care. The second is promoting and enabling a healthy lifestyle for its residents through infrastructure and amenities.”

The report looked at things like the adult obesity rate, the percent of residents with access to healthy food, the number of hospitals, access to farmers markets and parks, walkability and clean air and water.

“Home to warm weather, golden sand beaches and lush tropical forests, Honolulu residents are able to swim, surf, golf and hike year round, so it’s no wonder that the majority of the population exercises on a regular basis,” says Livability.

Traffic appears to not have been factored into the equation. Our traffic sucks, of course.

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