These are the happiest AND healthiest cities in America, and the list is kind of surprising

We feel like we’re always having to justify our obsession with ~big city living~ to our concerned loved ones, like, yes, we have enough fresh air and space and sunshine. But it turns out that we actually may be the ones doing things right. According to a new Gallup poll, these are the happiest and healthiest places to live in the U.S. and a whole lotta our favorite places are on this list!

Based on things like accessible public transit, walkability, parks, and whether a city is bike-friendly, Gallup figured out the best cities to live in.


So if you’re on the search for a new place to move (and hey, it’s true: we ~millennials~ really are always on the move!), you don’t wanna miss this. The apartment search is tough, but easy info like this makes it SO much easier to find a new home you’ll actually really like.

So what are Gallup’s top picks?

1. Boston


2. San Francisco


3. Chicago


4. New York City


5. Washington, D.C. 


BRB, we gotta pack!