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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16. Burleigh County, ND
16. Burleigh County, ND
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park
Towns include: Bismarck
Life expectancy at birth: 80.01 years

Residents of Burleigh County sure know how to swing-a seven iron. The Lewis and Clark golf trail runs through the area with 20 courses along its route.

In Bismarck, the state capital, the Capital Farmers Market is open an unusual four times per week, from July to October. On summer Thursdays, the Urban Harvest festival turns downtown into an open-air market.

And don't worry about getting sick-health care is one of the area's biggest employers with two major hospitals: Medcenter One Health Systems and St. Alexius Medical Center located in Bismarck.

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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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