The Beach Cities are a Certified Blue Zones Community
Thank you for being part of the Blue Zones Project® community well-being transformation in the Beach Cities!
The Beach Cities – Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach – were named a nationally certified Blue Zones Community® in 2016. The Beach Cities are the largest community to achieve Blue Zones Community certification through the successful implementation of Blue Zones Project, which launched in 2010 to make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents and employees of this community.
The certification announcement comes on the heels of Gallup National Health & Well-being Index data. Since 2010, exercise has increased, obesity levels has been less than half the U.S. average, people who are “thriving” has increased and smoking has dropped compared to the U.S. Collectively, the Beach Cities earned a 2020 Well-Being Index score of 68.3