Happiness. We all want it, but how do we get it? Here’s a good place to start: Live in one of America’s happiest cities. To pinpoint where those cities are, National Geographic best-selling author Dan Buettner joined forces with social scientists from Gallup. Together they developed a scientific approach for measuring happiness by considering 15 metrics, including vacation time, walkability, civic engagement, healthy eating and a few less-obvious indicators like dentist visits. The researchers used findings from almost 250,000 interviews with people from 190 cities across the United States.
Here are what they found to be the happiest cities in America!