Arizona September 23, 2018
Here Are The 9 Happiest Cities In Arizona
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Wallethub, the following cities are the happiest places to live in Arizona this year. Factors like emotional & physical well-being, income & employment, and community & environment were used to determine the rankings, so this list is for you if those things are an important part of your decision-making process!
Topping the list, Scottsdale was ranked #14 in the entire country. It received at 54 in physical & emotional well-being, a 27 in income&+ employment, and a 6 in community & environment. The city also has the second-highest rate of participation in recreational activities in the nation.
Gilbert got a 60 in the first category, 13 in the second, and 23 in the last. It also had the second lowest divorce rate in the U.S.
Chandler, a beautiful valley city that's great for families to settle in, was awarded a 66 in well-being, 29 in finances, and 45 in community. The people here are so friendly that it's nearly impossible to be unhappy!
With scores of 73, 49, and 21 in the respective categories, Peoria clocked in at #42 in America. With historic buildings, beautiful hiking trails, and high graduation rates, there's little not to love about this gem of a town.
Tempe received a 73 in the first category, 49 in the second, and 21 in the third, making it the 42nd happiest city in the country. Views like this have the power to instantly turn a frown upside down! Kayak on Town Lake, marvel at ancient rock art on Hayden Butte, and attend a concert at Wells Fargo Arena.
Having received a 79 in physical & emotional well-being, an 88 in income & employment, and an 87 in community & environment, Mesa was #77 on the list. It's a city of rich history, with a centuries-old ceremonial mound and artifacts from the Hohokam people. Exploring this unique place is sure to enrich your life in so many ways!
Glendale got an 86, 145, and 148 in the respective categories and clocked in at #115. It was voted the best emerging travel destination in the nation by Trivago, boasting a top-notch entertainment district, renowned shopping area, and plenty of beautiful parks and recreational areas.
Known for its year-round warmth and sunshine, Phoenix's metropolitan area has been deemed 'Valley of the Sun." If happiness can't be found in a place like that, I'm not sure where to look! It received scores of 84, 141, and 153, putting it on the list at #122.
With 350 days of sunshine per year, Tucson is basically the definition of happiness. It was #131 on the list, with scores of 104 in the first category, 121 in the second, and 160 in the third. It's surrounded by multiple mountain ranges and filled with restored mansions, adobe row houses, and a plethora of vintage shops.
Do you live in one of these cities? If so, would you agree that it deserves a spot on the list? Are there any places that you feel got left out? Let us know your thoughts!