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Fremont Among Reader’s Digest’s Top 10 Smartest Cities

The report looks at a city’s education level, health conditions and sociability.

On the surface, Fremont might not have a whole lot in common with San Francisco, Portland or Seattle. There are no iconic landmarks within our borders. We aren’t a hipster haven. There are no TV shows about us.

We are, however, in their company when it comes to smarts.

Reader’s Digest has ranked Fremont as number 3 in their “America’s 10 Sharpest, Smartest Cities” report.

Released this month, the study examines a city’s education level, diet and exercise habits, sociability and health conditions.

What makes Fremont so special? A low smoking rate and a lot of creativity, according to the 90-year-old family magazine.

According to Reader’s Digest, less than 10 percent of the population smokes and one in 100 people in Fremont have received a patent for some sort of invention.

Fremont trails San Francisco, which ranked number 1 for its 30-plus farmers’ markets, and Arlington, Va., which earned marks for its above-average education rates.

See the full “Sharpest, Smartest Cities” list here.

Hey healthy, creative Fremont folk, what do you think makes Fremont so awesome? Tell us in the comments section below.

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Leighanne Stainer October 09, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Perhaps, since Fremont lost it's two major Bookstores this year, more of them have begun to read Reader's Digest?

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