Best of America

The Best Cities in America for Sleep, Health, Money, More

See which cities topped recent polls to rank highest in personal job satisfaction, favorable cost of living, excellent parking spots, and more.

View as Slideshow

Most well rested

iStock/Thinkstock

Which city is most well rested, according to data from Dr. Oz's RealAge Test?

Most well rested

iStock/Thinkstock

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It also has the lowest hypertension rate in the country.

Source: ShareCare, Inc.

Healthiest

Photodisc/Thinkstock

Which city is healthiest, according to a composite of preventive health behaviors, chronic disease levels, and access to health care?

Content continues below ad

Healthiest

Photodisc/Thinkstock

Minneapolis, Minnesota. It also ranks as the fittest, and often tops lists of the happiest cities in America.

Source: 2013 American Fitness Index report

Most educated

Digital Vision/Thinkstock

Which city is most educated, with a staggering 27.3 percent of residents holding professional or doctoral degrees?

Most educated

Digital Vision/Thinkstock

Bethesda, Maryland, where you can find the headquarters for Lockheed Martin. It also has shown up on recent lists as one of the best cities for finding a job.

Source: NerdWallet

Content continues below ad

Best parking

iStock/Thinkstock

Which city scored highest for parking, taking into account price of parking and likelihood of vehicle theft?

Best parking

iStock/Thinkstock

Boise, Idaho, which also tops many lists as one of the best places to raise a family.

Source: NerdWallet

Lowest cost of living

Creatas/Thinkstock

Which city had the lowest cost of living in the third quarter of 2013, based on housing, utilities, transportation, groceries, and other factors?

Content continues below ad

Lowest cost of living

Creatas/Thinkstock

Norman, Oklahoma, in the heart of Tornado Alley.

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research

Highest well-being

iStock/Thinkstock

Which region ranked highest for overall well-being, based on life evaluation, emotional and physical health, work environment, and more? 

Highest well-being

iStock/Thinkstock

Provo-Orem area, Utah. The area also has the lowest smoking rate.

Source: 2013 Gallup-Healthways survey

Content continues below ad

Highest job satisfaction

iStock/Thinkstock

Which region scored 93 percent on job satisfaction, far higher than the national average of 86 percent? 

Highest job satisfaction

iStock/Thinkstock

Utica-Rome area, New York. Interestingly, about 125 of AmeriCU Credit Union's 285 employees work here.

Source: 2013 Gallup-Healthways Survey

Most likely to feel safe walking alone at night

iStock/Thinkstock

In which area do almost 86 percent of residents feel safe walking unaccompanied after dark, compared to the national average of 70.5 percent? 

Content continues below ad

Most likely to feel safe walking alone at night

iStock/Thinkstock

Holland-Grand Haven area, Michigan, which borders Lake Michigan.

Source: 2013 Gallup-Healthways survey

Most confident in the economy

iStock/Thinkstock

Which two cities tied for economic confidence, based on confidence in the current state of the U.S. economy and perceptions of the economy's direction?

Most confident in the economy

iStock/Thinkstock

San Jose, California and Washington, D.C.—balancing out on opposite coasts.

Source: Gallup Economic Confidence Index


Content continues below ad

Become more interesting every week!

Get our Read Up newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.

Funny Jokes
Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane. Dennis Miller
Funny Jokes
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.” Kevin Nealon
Funny Jokes
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram @kristencarney
Funny Jokes
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water. Comedian Greg Davies
Funny Jokes
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous. @sixthformpoet
Funny Jokes
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral. From clientsfromhell.net
Funny Jokes
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.” @NicCageMatch
Funny Jokes
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 
—Alcohol @yoyoha (Josh Hara)
Funny Jokes
My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that's the law. —Jerry Seinfeld
Funny Jokes
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse's mouth? A: A mechanic.