Plano ranked eighth on WalletHub.com’s new list of the nation’s best cities for people to keep their New Year’s resolutions.
The WalletHub study, a personal finance company, compared 182 cities, including the most populous in each state. Five key resolutions were discussed, including health, finances, school and work, bad habits and relationships. A total of 57 metrics were examined.
Other cities in North Texas ranked in the study were:
- Dallas – 60th
- Fort Worth – 71st
- Arlington – 96th
- Irving – 101st
- Grand Prairie – 125th
- Garland – 128th
The other Texas cities on the list were Austin (10th), Houston (49th), San Antonio (62nd), El Paso (99th), Amarillo (119th), Lubbock (135th), Corpus Christi (144th), Laredo (160th) ) and Brownsville (171st).
In ranking the likelihood of maintaining health resolutions, the study took into account factors such as access to healthy food stores, number of obese adults, weight loss centers, membership fees to fitness clubs and more, WalletHub said.
Under the bad habits category, the study included smokers, marijuana users, heavy drinkers, gambling, and adults who sleep poorly, according to WalletHub.
A recent WalletHub poll also found that more than 7 in 10 people admit they haven’t been successful in keeping their New Years Resolutions in the past.
A detailed explanation of the categories examined and the methodology for weighting them is available at WalletHub website.