Minnesota’s Healthiest Hometown


As a followup to The Healthiest City: Hutchinson?, we are highlighting reasons why Hutchinson should be added to the list!

With a growing population of 14178, Hutchinson is still very much a rural community. That being said, Hutchinson offers a wide variety of healthy living resources that are arguably as good and, in some cases, even better than our urban counterpart.

Hutchinson boasts 37 parks, 22 miles of trails to walk and bike on, 9 local farms and CSA’s, an expanding farmers market, farm to table dining (congratulations to Zella’s for making the list of 10 best restaurants outside of the Twin Cities), cycling and running groups and races, 25 churches, more than 70 scheduled community activities throughout the year and last but not least, yours truly (Heart of Hutch) along with 128 other great community groups that dedicate volunteer time to make Hutchinson a better community. PHEW!

What does this all mean? Well, Minneapolis has us beat on many health factors and behaviors according to both the American Fitness Index and County Health Rankings, but Hutchinson (McLeod County) is ranked at #2 (Hennepin County at #54…) for health outcomes which translates to the second highest county ranking for quality of life in Minnesota!

Hutchinson is already setup for healthy living to be a reality for all of us. Our efforts with Heart of Hutch (along with a growing number of other community groups and local businesses) work towards supporting those who live, work and play in Hutchinson to access available resources and get our community excited about healthy living so that each and every one of us can LIVE WELL with a high quality of life for even longer!

Minneapolis and Hutchinson share the value of health, alongside many cities throughout our great state. We are proud that Minneapolis made the #1 spot as America’s healthiest and fittest city and that Minnesota took the #3 spot in the healthiest states of America. We’ll continue to look towards Minneapolis as a mentor for healthy living just as much as we think we have something to share with them as well. It’s true what they say about ‘good, clean country living’. The quality of life we have in Hutchinson is already top ranking! We love Hutchinson. Share with us why you love it too!

Get Connected: upcoming opportunities to LIVE WELL

September 10th Worksite Wellness Collaborative
September 20th Food Tasting
October 4th Take a Kid Mountain Biking
October 8th Walk/Bike to School Day
October 18th Food Tasting
October 25th Spooky Sprint 5k



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