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According to Research, These are the 9 Happiest Cities in Arizona



Living your life to the fullest starts in finding a beautiful city where you can start and grow your family. Only then will you be able to pursue your happiness. If you’re living in the Golden Canyon state, you need to keep your chin up and be proud. A new study revealed that we have several ideal cities that are part of the world’s best list. Here is the list of the 9 happiest cities in Arizona:

Based on This Comprehensive Report, Arizona Is Really a Happy State 🙂

The personal finance website WalletHub compared over 150 cities to come up with a list of the happiest cities in the U.S. They evaluated them based on three key dimensions namely emotional and physical well-being, income and employment, and community and environment. They also took into account 31 key indicators, such as depression rate, income growth, and average leisure time spent per day, among many others. All are graded on a 100-point scale.

Curious if your city is part of the list? Keep reading…

These Are the 9 Happiest Cities in Arizona


Many locals and tourists know Scottsdale as a livable city with many restaurants, spas, shopping centers, and even golf clubs. It is relatively easy to live there, and you can definitely experience lots of exciting adventures.

The city scored the following:

54: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
27: Income and Employment
6: Community and Environment

Scottsdale is the 14th happiest city in the U.S. and also has the second-highest rate of participation in recreational activities in the nation.


Source: Medium

The Hay Capital of the World doesn’t disappoint.

The city scored the following:

60: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
13: Income and Employment
23: Community and Environment

You can just explore its agricultural roots and dive into the local food scene. In the U.S., Gilbert has the second-lowest divorce rate.


If you are looking for a city that embodies an active lifestyle and family fun, you better give Chandler your full attention! It’s a great place for families to settle in.

The city scored the following:

66: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
29: Income and Employment
45: Community and Environment


Here’s an old town with a new vibe. Peoria is a small city that’s frequented by visitors who look for warmer weather during the cold winter months.

The city scored the following:
73: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
49: Income and Employment
21: Community and Environment

It’s just 25 minutes away from downtown Phoenix, so you’ll surely find many exciting places in the area.


Source: Peggy Bauer

Just like Peoria, Tempe is also the 42nd happiest city in the country. Why is that? Maybe it has more to do with the city getting 330 days of sunshine every year. Summer all the way!

The city scored the following:

66: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
29: Income and Employment
45: Community and Environment

Check out the awesome things you can do in Tempe.


One of the happiest cities in Arizona includes Mesa that is packed with so much excitement! All visitors will enjoy its mix of cultural, educational, and outdoor attractions. They’ve got it all!

The city scored the following:

79: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
88: Income and Employment
87: Community and Environment


Looking for the finest sports and entertainment district in the country? Look no further because Glendale is here. It offers many top-notch accommodations that will surely make you fall in love!

The city scored the following:

86: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
145: Income and Employment
148: Community and Environment

It’s no wonder the people living here are happy. They are also voted as the best emerging travel destination in the nation by Trivago!


Source: Trip Savvy

This city may not belong in the Top 50 happiest cities, but you can take comfort in the fact that they will give you a full year of warmth and sunshine!

The city scored the following:

84: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
141: Income and Employment
153: Community and Environment


Tucson AZ
Source: Visit Tucson

Are you a traveler or a free thinker? Be warned. The awesome natural landscapes and exciting activities of Tucson will draw you in until your only wish is to live here.

The city scored the following:

104: Physical and Emotional Well-Being
121: Income and Employment
160: Community and Environment

Did you know that you can also find the largest airplane graveyard here? How interesting!

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