What Is the Best State to Live In?

June 12, 2019
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Massachusetts topped a recent ranking of the best states to live in, according to Realtor.com.

Massachusetts was named the top place in the nation to live, according to a recent report from personal finance website WalletHub. To come up with its ranking, WalletHub measured each state on its affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life, and safety.

Three of the top five states were in the Northeast, according to the ranking. Minnesota, where the median home price is $299,900, came in second. It was followed by New Hampshire, at $339,900; New Jersey, at $370,000; Colorado, at $450,000; Wisconsin, at $239,900; Virginia, at $325,000; Iowa, at $213,300; Utah, at $399,900; and Idaho, at $339,900.

The worst state to live in, according to the WalletHub rankings, is Mississippi. The South dominated this list.

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