New England tops list of best places to live in 2022


2022 Best States to Live In

Whether you are planning to move or are stationed locally, you always have the curiosity to know where the best place to live in the country is. Is it in the mountains of Colorado? Suburban New Hampshire? The beach in California?

Financial website WalletHub conducts an annual analysis to determine, in order, which states are best to live in based on affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life and security.

There’s a whole methodology behind it that you can dig into here if you’re into the specifics, but I’m just here to tell you how New England stacked up, especially our Vacationland.

Is Maine a good place to live?

That’s for sure, bub.

Maine actually jumped eight spots from its 2021 ranking. Last year, Maine came in at No. ° 11.

Our state’s lowest ranking was 35th for affordability, which is actually semi-surprising to me. I know we’ve seen prices skyrocket recently, but I didn’t think we compared so badly to other states.

We managed to reach the top 10 for Education and Health, instead ranking at No. 7

Not quite on the top 10 list, but here we are. So yes, Maine is a very good place to live.

What is the best state to live in in 2022?

Any guesses on who got the #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*

MASSACHUSETTS.
… Is not it? Weird. But also kudos to New Hampshire for their No. 6 finish. New England kinda killed it. Round of applause for us!

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