American’s Happiest Cities

Lucy Bailey, Associate Editor

The Provo-Orem community in Utah has the highest well-being in the U.S., according to a new ranking from Gallup-Healthways. (No, Wantagh did not make the cut- no towns in New York did.)

The ranking is based on survey results from residents of 189 communities from 2012 to 2013. The survey examined basic necessities, physical health, work environment, etc. The state ranking displayed that well-being is relatively higher in the Midwest and Western states, and lower down South.

Check out the top metro areas for well-being based on the Gallup-Healthways report :

1. Provo-Orem, Utah
2. Boulder, Colorado
3. Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
4. Honolulu, Hawaii
5. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
6. Ann Arbor, Michigan
6. Naples-Marco Island, Florida
6. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
9. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
10. Lincoln, Nebraska