The Huffington Post has named Madison one of the country's 25 healthiest cities, according to a release.
Madison was named No. 8 behind San Francisco, Fargo, San Diego, Anaheim, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and San Jose.
The rankings looked at disease incidence, depression measures, unemployment rates and FBI crime statistics to determine the country's healthiest cities.
According to the release, Madison had the highest scores in low crime rates and affordable fresh produce. The city also has the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum, which includes prairies, savannas and 20 miles of trails.
Madison was the No. 1 pick for city life with more than 120 distinct neighborhood associations, according to the release. Civic involvement was also listed as a factor with opportunities to get involved in the university community or with capital-city politics.