Mar 12, 2016

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Glad to see my cities of Peoria and Sarasota are happy.

The annual Well-Being Index by Gallup-Healthways shows the best communities in the company to find happiness by looking at the 190 biggest communities in the U.S. to determine the most comfortable place to call home.  
The rankings analyzed five different facets of well-being: purpose (likely to learn new and interesting things), social (having supportive relationships and love in your life), financial (managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security), community (liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community), and physical (less likely to have depression over their lifetime).
Here's the full list:
  1. San Francisco, California. 
  2. Bridgeport, Connecticut. 
  3. Green Bay, Wisconsin. 
  4. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 
  5. Peoria, Illinois.
  6. Visalia, California. 
  7. Port St. Lucie, Florida.
  8. Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
  9. Asheville, North Carolina.
  10. San Diego, California. 
  11. San Antonio, Texas. 
  12. Cape Coral, Florida.
  13. Ann Arbor, Michigan. 
  14. Austin, Texas. 
  15. Ventura, California. 
  16. San Jose, California. 
  17. Provo, Utah. 
  18. Honolulu, Hawaii. 
  19. Santa Barbara, California. 
  20. McAllen, Texas. 
  21. San Luis Obispo, California. 
  22. Anchorage, Alaska. 
  23. Charlottesville, Virginia. 
  24. Boulder, Colorado. 
  25. Santa Cruz, California. 
  26. Fort Collins, Colorado. 
  27. Barnstable Town, Texas. 
  28. Sarasota, Florida. 
  29. Salinas, California. 
  30. Naples, Florida.