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Here Are the 10 Happiest US Cities

Looking for contentment? These might be your best bet
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2019 9:16 AM CDT

(Newser) – Marie Kondo is sparking joy around the nation, but you may be able to do that on your own (without a major closet reorg) if you simply pick the right place to live. WalletHub looked at 180-plus US cities across more than 30 "happiness" metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being, which encompassed everything from residents' overall life-satisfaction and life expectancy to their depression rates; community and environment, which looked at such factors as hate-crime incidents, divorce rates, and average leisure time; and income and employment. Here, the top 10 cities where happiness reigns:

  1. Plano, Texas
  2. Irvine, Calif.
  3. Madison, Wis.
  4. Fremont, Calif. (No. 1 in the "Community and Environment" category)
  5. Huntington Beach, Calif.
  6. Fargo, ND
  7. Grand Prairie, Texas
  8. San Jose, Calif. (No. 1 in the "Emotional and Physical Well-Being" category)
  9. Scottsdale, Ariz.
  10. San Francisco, Calif.
Check out where else you may find happiness. (Here, the happiest countries in the world.)

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