New England at Top of the List for Best Places to Live in 2022
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2022 Best States to Live in
Whether you’re planning on moving or you’re stationed in place, you still have the curiosity about where the best place to live in the country is. Is it in the mountains in Colorado? The suburbs of New Hampshire? The beach in California?
The financial website WalletHub conducts a yearly analysis to figure out, in order, which states are the best to live in based on affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life, and safety.
There’s a whole methodology behind it you can dive deep into here if you’re into the precise details but I’m just here to tell you how New England stacked up, especially our Vacationland.
Is Maine a Good Place to Live?
It sure is, bub.
Maine actually leap-frogged eight places compared to how it ranked in 2021. Last year, Maine came in at No. 19 for best places to live but this year we almost made it to the Top 10, coming in hot at No. 11.
Our state’s lowest ranking was at No. 35 for affordability, which is actually semi-surprising for me. I know we’ve been seeing prices skyrocket recently but I didn’t think we compared that badly to other states.
We did manage to hit the top 10 for education and health, sitting pretty at No. 7
Not quite on the Top 10 list but we’re right there. So, yeah, Maine is a really good place to live.
What is the Best State to Live in 2022?
Any guesses on who got the No. 1 spot?
I’ll be honest, I was VERY surprised by this
The best place to live in the United States is…
Drum roll please…
*Drum roll noise*
… I know, right? Weird. But also shoutout to New Hampshire for their No. 6 ranking. New England kinda killed it. Round of applause for us!
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