Living in a place where stress takes the best of you can affect your mental health and your relationship with those around you, including family members, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. For people living in the United States, good health, stable finances, a healthy lifestyle, and peace of mind can be inexistent based on the city where they live.
Most Americans living in undesirable conditions are looking forward to catching a break. If that includes moving to another city or state, they will not think twice to gather their belongings and start from scratch.
LawnStarter, a startup making lawn care easy, affordable and reliable, ranked the Most Relaxed Cities by “comparing over 190 of the biggest U.S. cities across 57 key indicators of a zen atmosphere.” According to their research, their comprehensive guide focuses on almost everything, “from depression rates to the share of adults with high blood pressure to the average length of a workday.”
2021’s most relaxed places in the US
California is crown as “the State of Calm”
The state of California figures in the top position for having four of the “Most Relaxed Cities” in the top ten. The ranking shows Sunnyvale in number one for excelling in the physical health category and number three for best mental health.
Highest median household income
There is no doubt that money opens the doors for tranquility. Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising that half of the cities in the top 10 also have the highest median household income in the U.S. The ranking includes Sunnyvale, California; Naperville, Illinois; Bellevue, Washington; and Arlington, Virginia, and San Francisco, as some of the nation’s wealthiest suburbs.
The Lone Star state takes the first spot in best traffic for being the home of one of the best cities with a smoother daily drive. Lubbock, Texas, is the ideal place to live when it comes to average commute time. The downfall is although Lubbock is excellent for drivers, the birthplace of rock ’n’ roll legend Buddy Holly lacks in the mental health and social environment categories.
The highest poverty rate
Unfortunately, Detroit is near the bottom in the “Most Relaxed Cities” ranking. The largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan is underperforming on physical health metrics. Detroit has “the highest share of adults with high blood pressure, adult smokers, and stroke victims.”
Detroit also struggles in the financial health category. The findings show that the city has the lowest median household income and the highest poverty rate of any other major city.