According to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, the following cities are the nations Happiest-How so?  Residents of each city were asked their satisfaction with life in that particular city.  A surprise shocker, Detroit, MI once again missed the top 10.  NYC was noted as the unhappiest in America


Below is the list of the top 10 happiest metro areas:

  1. Richmond, Virginia
  2. Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Virginia
  3. Washington, D.C.
  4. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
  5. Atlanta, Georgia
  6. Houston, Texas
  7. Jacksonville, Florida
  8. Nashville
  9. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, Florida
  10. Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, New Jersey