GreenerIdeal names Asheville 5th greenest U.S. city

Local Ingles dietician Leah McGrath caught this one: Webzine Greener Ideal picked its top-five greenest U.S. cities, naming Asheville No. 5:

This beautiful mountain town is home to artists and professionals alike and is a mecca of both physical and spiritual health. Yoga studios, herb shops, vegan restaurants and health food stores are commonplace in Asheville. The air quality is superb, and the people who live in Asheville radiate a sort of stress-free attitude that is addictive. The sunny weather here will have you glowing with health and happiness.

The rest of the list, from No. 1 to No. 4: Portland, Ore.; Missoula, Montana; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Denver, Colo. These cities “cities are known for being very health-conscious and conducive to a healthy lifestyle,” said Greener Ideal writer Carrie Thompson.

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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