USA Today Reports Boulder Colorado Happiest & Healthiest

A USA Today article from just this morning reports that Boulder, Colorado is the top rated city when it comes to the happiest and healthiest people. Boulder has been known for years as a great place to live for many reasons, so it’s logical that we’d hear this kind of report from a national publication such as USA Today.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index rated Boulder, Colorado number one based on interviews with over 350,000 Americans.

The interviews asked people questions about their jobs, finances, physical health, the community, and even their emotional state of mind.

This isn’t a big surprise to me, mainly because quality-of-life is the major reason the majority of the buyers I’ve helped relocate, and find a new home to purchase in Boulder, tell me they’re moving here.

The article went on to say that most of the highest-scoring cities were found in the western US.

Call, text, or email me today! …especially if you’re ready to talk about moving to Boulder or the surrounding community. Whether you are selling your home, buying a new home, or know someone that is moving, I’d love to hear from you!

Here’s an excerpt from the USA Today article:

The study provides a city-by-city portrait of the nation’s mood and a potential tool for policymakers.

Nine of the 10 cities that fare best on “life evaluation,” assessments of life now and expectations in five years, boast a major university, a big military installation or a state Capitol — institutions that presumably provide some insulation from recession.

Overall, the top 10 cities include four in California, two in Utah and one each in Colorado and Hawaii. Of them, only the Holland, Mich., and Washington, D.C., metro areas are located in the Eastern or Central time zones.

More to the point about Boulder from USA Today:

Boulder’s setting, including a greenbelt of public lands around the city, may help explain its top ranking, Mayor Susan Osborne says. “We tend to have lots of opportunities for being outside,” she says. The jobless rate is 5.7%, below the nation’s 9.7%.

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-Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, full-time RE/MAX professional,  and author of the Boulder Area Neighborhood Guide.

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