Everything's Better in These Cities

SoCal cities crack top 10 on well-being index

By Olsen Ebright
|  Monday, Feb 15, 2010  |  Updated 3:50 PM PDT
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Residents of Santa Rosa and San Jose should be all smiles, according to a new report.

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Bay Area residents looking to improve their quality of life may want to find their way to San Jose or Santa Rosa

According to a new study, those two cities are the happiest and healthiest places to live in America.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index City and State Reports released Monday are based on more than 350,000 surveys completed last year, according to the group.

The survey measured respondents' views on their jobs, finances, physical health, emotional state of mind and communities, USA Today reported.

Top 10 Cities Overall, Well-Being

  1. Boulder, Colo.
  2. Holland, Mich.
  3. Honolulu
  4. Provo, Utah
  5. Santa Rosa, Calif.
  6. Santa Barbara, Calif.
  7. San Jose
  8. Washington, D.C.
  9. Ogden, Utah
  10. Oxnard, Calif.

For the true stats lovers out there, the report also provides a city-by-city breakdown for all of California.

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