10 Best States to Call Home

Bay Staters have it pretty good
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2019 2:34 PM CDT
10 Best States to Call Home
This Feb. 19, 2017 photo shows the Boston skyline viewed from the Evelyn Moakley Bridge at sunrise.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

California may be the "most fun" state, but it's far from best, according to WalletHub's latest ranking. To find the best US state to call home, the site compared affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life, and safety—providing each of the 50 states with a score out of 100. You'll get no farther south than Virginia in visiting the top 10 states. They are:

  1. Massachusetts: 66.8
  2. Minnesota: 66
  3. New Hampshire: 61.2
  4. New Jersey: 61.2
  5. Colorado: 61.1
  6. Wisconsin: 61.1
  7. Virginia: 61
  8. Iowa: 60.6
  9. Utah: 59.7
  10. Idaho: 59
Click for the full list, which disputes another 2019 ranking. (See rankings based solely on safety and economy.)

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