March 27, 2013
Lincoln is the place to live
Move... middle... young man, apparently Lincoln, Nebraska is the city with the highest well-being index in America. According to Gallup poll, which factors in life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, work environment, and access to basic necessities, you'd better become a Cornhusker fan.
Now Nebraska has never struck me as a destination, and I think Casey would agree with me. Looking at photos of downtown Lincoln, it looks like a wonderful Spokane clone (and slightly bigger, so maybe Spokane is a Lincoln-clone) and its next to... absolutely nothing! (It is the great plains, after all.)
Here are the highest well-being cities in America...
Lincoln, NE | 72.8
Boulder, CO | 72.7
Burlington-South Burlington, VT | 72.4
Provo-Orem, UT | 71.7
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO | 71.6
Barnstable Town, MA | 71.5
Honolulu, HI | 71.5
Ann Arbor, MI | 71.4
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD | 71.3
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA | 71.2
Notice that no city from Washington made the list, but that's alright, we're full of angst and make a lot of alternative rock music.
(Get Your Cornhuskers Beer Glasses For "Well-Being" Here.)