Best places for a long life

Residents of these 25 counties enjoy some of the highest life expectancies in the U.S.

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19. Ozaukee County, WI
19. Ozaukee County, WI
Towns include: Mequon
Life expectancy at birth: 79.89 years

This small suburban Milwaukee county on the shores of Lake Michigan is highly navigable under human power, which is perhaps why its residents enjoy such longevity.

Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a 30-mile converted passenger rail line that now serves walkers, joggers, and cyclists. The trail visits nearly all of Ozaukee's towns, including scenic Port Washington, whose pierhead light is a local icon. The county also offers two very affordable public golf courses.

NEXT: 20. Washington County, MN

Last updated September 22 2008: 11:08 AM ET
Source: Life expectancy stats from consultant Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, Centers for Disease Control.
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