Richie Bernardo explains the purpose and methodology of the rankings: "In an effort to educate Americans on the value of an active lifestyle and the importance of public open spaces in their communities and finances, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities and highlighted those with the most diverse opportunities for recreation, sports and culture. We did so using 24 key metrics that examine each city’s finances, parks quality, entertainment and recreation facilities as well as its weather and environmental conditions."
At the top of the list is Cincinnati. The city's top ranking provoked media coverage by Erin Caproni at the Cincinnati Business Courier.
At the other end of the list are Jersey City and Newark in New Jersey, which prompted coverage by Summer Dawn Hotillosa for The Jersey Journal.