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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10. Honolulu County, HI
10. Honolulu County, HI
Towns include: Honolulu, Kailua, Kaneohe, Mililani Town, Pearl City, Waimalu, Waipahu
Life expectancy at birth: 80.45 years

What can we say about Honolulu County (which covers the entire island of Oahu) that isn't obvious? After all, if you love the beach and can afford the housing, you may be thinking of moving there right now.

How about great local food? Aside from great high-end restaurants like Roy's and Alan Wong's, Hawaii is known for healthy food (the traditional diet is loaded with omega-3s). Noodles and plate lunches are tasty and ubiquitous. Then again, so is Spam musubi, a pressed cake of rice with a slice of you-know-what on top.

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