FORT WORTH -- A new study has found that the area of Fort Worth-Arlington is more sprawling than Los Angeles.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the study, performed by the National Institutes of Health and Smart Growth America, looked at urban sprawl in 221 major U.S. metro areas.
Fort Worth-Arlington proved to be less compact and connected than Los Angeles, the second biggest city in the United States.
The study also found that well-connected urban areas provide better health benefits for residents who live there.
Results were based on factors including jobs and services, street network accessibility, employment and residential density, and the strength of downtowns and activity centers.
While Fort Worth-Arlington got a "sprawl index" ranking of 172 from the report, Los Angeles was ranked 21. San Antonio came in at 179, and Houston was just behind at 182.