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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3. Carver County, MN
3. Carver County, MN
Towns include: Chanhassen, Chaska
Life expectancy at birth: 80.98 years

Carver County is home to over 50 of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, and 70,000 Minnesotans who fish, sail, and otherwise enjoy them.

This suburban Minneapolis county has made physical fitness a major goal. At gocarvergo.org, you can figure out where to head for swimming, running, and biking, and even plan out a hike using an extensive interactive map.

For big-city pursuits, Carver is only a half-hour from the center of nearby Minneapolis.

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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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