Raleigh, NC has been named the third happiest city in America, cited by a recent study that examines the 100 biggest communities in the country and determines which are the happiest and healthiest for people to live. The rankings were based off of factors that determine someone’s well-being, such as purpose (having motivation and liking what you do), social (having good, supportive relationships), financial (having a stress-free economic life), community (enjoying and feeling safe where you live), and physical (being in good health). Raleigh, which has gathered many national accolades over the past few years, has some pretty happy, healthy residents!
“In communities with higher well-being, we have found that people live longer, happier lives and business and local economies flourish. A reliable well-being metric provides community and business leaders with the data and insights they need to help make sustained transformation a reality. After all, if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” says Dan Buettner, New York Times bestselling author. The report detailed that Raleigh ranked in the highest quintiles for purpose, social, financial, and community categories.
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