DALLAS (KDAF) — What does it mean to be happy? Having money, family, fame, good food & things to do around you? Does where you live coincide with your happiness?
It all depends on perspective, doesn’t it? Well, the perspective of a study conducted by Smart Asset set out to find the happiest cities in America for 2022 and it seems that North Texas is all smiles.
So, when it comes to the top 10 happiest places in America, two North Texas cities cracked the top 6 of this prestigious list:
- Arlington (VA)
- Santa Clarita
- San Jose
“Top 10 cities have high marriage rates. Residents who’ve said “I do” make up the majority of the population in all but one city: Arlington, Virginia, where the marriage rate is 44.0%. Frisco, Texas, which ranks No. 5 overall, has the highest marriage rate study-wide (62.6%),” the report said.
The study found that Frisco took the top spots for marriage rate and residents living below the poverty level as well as ranking second for typical living costs compared to the median household income along with violent crime rate For Plano, more of the same as it ranked in the top 20 in six metrics like having the fourth-highest marriage rate, and 10th-lowest for violent crime.
Smart Asset looked at the 200 largest U.S. cuties and 13 metrics to come up with the happiest places in the country. They looked to the fine details that make up personal finances, well-being, and quality of life to come up with the happiness rankings.
The study also shared: Tips for Happier Financial Living
- Stretch your earnings. Managing your budget can help you live more comfortably and save a little more. Use our budget calculator to assess and adjust your current budget and learn where cutting excess expenses can maximize your income.
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