15 Reasons Alaska Is The Happiest State In America

For those of us that already live in Alaska, it comes as no surprise to learn that the mighty Last Frontier was ranked as the #1 ‘happiest place to live in America’ from an American well-being index by Gallup-Healthways in 2015. With a strong feeling of purpose in the great nation of America along with a sense of contentment, Alaska residents are generally very happy and at peace with the place that they call home. There are so many wonderful reasons Alaska is the happiest state in America.

This study also included areas such as collective feelings of financial security, community pride, and good health. Because we love to work hard and play even harder, while always keeping our cultural values and our beloved families as a top priority, this too makes perfect sense. Which brings us to our next point — Alaska was ranked #2 on this other study documenting the overall happiest and healthiest states in the US. Here we fell second in line to the incredibly beautiful state of Hawaii, which also happens to be a favorite vacation destination for Alaskans. There are so many wonderful things about living in our great state, and these studies have proven it!

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This is such a great state, and there are so many awesome reasons to live here. Do you agree with these reasons Alaska is the happiest state in America? Are there any reasons we forgot to include? Let us know in the comments below!

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Reasons Alaska Is The Happiest State In America

July 28, 2020

What’s so great about Alaska?

Beautiful mountain peaks, an abundance of wildlife, and oceans wide and deep all contribute to Alaskans’ love of their wonderful state. Whether you like to feel like you’re the only one in the world or you enjoy the fast paced city life, Alaska offers it all. Summer in Alaska is stunning and colorful and filled with long days and tons to do.  Even though there can be extremely cold weather in some areas of the state in the winter, much of Alaska is easy to live in, and even easier to love. When you look outside and see the beauty of the alpenglow on snow white mountains, you inwardly rejoice when the snowflakes start falling, and the idea of the aurora borealis makes you smile, then you know you’ve fallen in love with Alaska! 

What’s fun to do in Alaska in the summer time?

Summertime is prime time in Alaska. You can get out and fish to stock your freezers, hike without worry of avalanche, and swim to your heart’s content. Boat the stunning lakes, rivers and ocean Alaska is famous for, camp in the warm weather, and see all the wildlife that’s out and about for the season. Summer is unforgettable in the Last Frontier!

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