As you stumble home at 4 a.m. after a night of debauchery only to rise by 8 a.m. for work, and do it again and again, you might not think that your lifestyle is doing much to combat nature’s curse, that is, getting old. But it is! (Well, it may depend on how many days of debauchery.) But either way, you can tell your friends living peaceful (a/k/a “dull”) lives in Atlanta or Columbus or Rochester that your city has a younger “RealAge” than theirs.
According to RealAge test results of some 27 million people, New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island ranks 13th of the “youngest” cities. We were beaten in the youth game by towns like Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Austin, Denver, Boston, and D.C., but who cares: We prefer to maintain a youthful glow while also not getting carded.
You know what else keeps you young? Taking quizzes that rank your “real” age when you should be working. Also: Botox.
Best and Worst Cities for Staying Young [Real Age via Pat’s Papers]
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 5, 2011