When you think of paradise, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The swaying coconut palm trees and the cool ocean breezes? The white sandy beaches, warm Hawaiian sunshine, and stunning Maui sunsets? That is what comes to our minds, and guess what place has all of that and more? That’s right, Hawaii. And with so much beauty, peace and aloha, it’s no wonder why Hawaii was recently rated the happiest state in America. There is really no place like paradise.
According to a news article in Gallop.com, Hawaii residents have reported being the happiest in the U.S. in 2018, and took the number one spot for the 7th time since Gallup started tracking wellbeing in America in 2008.
The information is gathered through 115,000 surveys that were sent to U.S. adults in each state throughout the year. The Well-Being Index is calculated on a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest possible wellbeing and 100 represent the highest. The Well-Being Index score for the nation and for each state consists of metrics that assess the following five factors:
â— Career – How much a person likes what they do each day and are motivated to achieve their goals.
â— Social – Having supportive relationships and love in their life.
â— Financial – Management of their economic life to reduce stress and increase security.
â— Community – Liking where they live, feeling safe and having pride in your neighborhoods.
â— Physical – Having good health and enough energy to tackle tasks.
Hawaii had an overall score of 64.6 followed by Wyoming with Alaska taking third place. Hawaii also took the top in three out of the five categories, as well, including career, social and financial.
For us, it’s a no brainer what makes the aloha state an incredible place to live and call home. With its vibrant and creative communities, laid-back lifestyle, and plenty of nature to enjoy and outdoor activities to indulge in, it’s no wonder why so many people love living here. And if you want to call Hawaii home too, then make sure to look at some of our Hawaii luxury homes for sale featured here on our website. Please take some time to look at our new Maui MLS listings or check out our real estate map to help you search through what’s for sale on the island. If you have any questions about potential properties, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you soon and hope you enjoyed learning about what makes Hawaii the happiest place to live.