New survey Finds The Best US States To Live In

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If you’re thinking of buying a
property in the USA, it could pay to ditch the popular states such as
California and Florida and head to Utah and Minnesota.  That’s the conclusion of new research
which identified the best US states to live in over the next five years based
on factors including quality of life, clean water and how you are treated at

So, if you want to buy a US
property in a location which gives you the best quality of life, keep reading.

Utah offers the best quality of life in the US

A Gallup study quizzed half a
million Americans over the last 18 months and analysed where would be the best
place to live in the coming five years based on 13 factors.  These included the economy, job prospects
and personal finances along with quality-of-life components like obesity rates,
smoking and how many trips residents made to the dentist.

The Daily Mail reports that ‘Utah, Minnesota and Colorado were the top
three places to live with much of the Midwest and the tropical paradise of
Hawaii listed among desirable destinations.’

Utah ranks the highest of all US
states because of its clean living reputation.  It has the lowest number of smokers and clean and safe
drinking water is easily accessible.  
Bosses on the state also treat workers like a partner rather than a boss
giving them a greater sense of self-worth, lower stress levels and higher job

Minnesota also scored well, showing
signs of economic growth. The state is conscientious about health and exercise with
low smoking rates and regular visits to the dentists.

While the mid-west may be the
place to live, residents of West Virginia were the least positive.  The state suffers from lack of
full-time employment opportunities and also scored the second-lowest median
household income of $38,218.

Mississippi was the second worst
place to live, boasting the highest percentage of the population living below
the poverty line.  It also has the
second highest rate of obesity and fewer residents visited the dentist than in
any other state.

Popular with overseas buyers,
Florida was the sixth worst place to live, according to the Gallup study.

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