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Massachusetts recently ranked #1 state to live in America; Is it really?

Each year “WalletHub” releases a list consisting of the “Best states to live in America” and for the 2nd consecutive year, Massachusetts has taken the #1 spot!

Now before you jump out of your chair making the argument of how much you would rather live in Hawaii, Florida, or Arizona, let’s clarify the categories that decide the results.

WalletHub prefaces by stating that it is “Based on 51 key indicators of livability. They range from housing costs and income growth to the education rate and quality of hospitals.”

The list is broken down into 5 categories:

• Affordability
• Economy
• Education & Health
• Quality of life
• Safety

Massachusetts best category is “education & health” where it ranks #1 in the country, while its worst category is “Affordability” where it ranks 44th (almost last).

Personally I think there should be a heavier emphasis on things like weather, culture, food, outdoor activities, and natural beauty. States like Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, & Vermont were sort of buried on this list when many would argue there is nowhere they would rather live just based on the natural beauty and lifestyle alone.

With that being said, I do think WalletHub did a great job putting this list together and I absolutely understand how and why Massachusetts is ranked #1. Do you agree with Massachusetts holding its #1 spot or is this fake news? Check out the full list for yourself below!

Source: WalletHub

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