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These are America's happiest and healthiest cities. Spoiler: They're mostly near beaches.

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If you need a change of pace, it might be time to move to one of these cities.

The latest Well-Being Index from Gallup and Healthways found that Naples, Florida, is once again the U.S. city with the highest well-being. 

The rankings included five categories: sense of purpose, social well-being, financial well-being, sense of community and physical activity. Naples earned the top spot in the community rankings and third in three other categories.

Here's the top 10. You might notice a theme here, as most of these are on or near a coast.

  1. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida
  2. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
  3. Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
  4. Honolulu, Hawaii
  5. Charlottesville, Virginia
  6. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
  7. San Luis Obispo - Paso Robles - Arroyo Grande, California
  8. Lynchburg, Virginia
  9. Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, South Carolina
  10. Boulder, Colorado
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In this Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 photo, postal worker Chris Turner, 49, walks in front of a yard that has gravel instead of grass, in El Paso, Texas. The city started a successful water conservation program 20 years ago that included replacing grass with water saving landscaping plants and materials like gravel. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)

In the subcategories, El Paso, Texas (pictured) took top marks for purpose. Barnstable Town won for physical well-being. Hilton Head won the social well-being ranks, and the Sarasota area took top marks for financial well-being.

It isn't just about physical health or income. There is a larger need to feel connected.
Karissa Price, Healthways president

Just because coastal cities dominated the top 10 didn't mean landlocked residents couldn't experience well-being, Healthways president Karissa Price said. El Paso isn't exactly near a beach, but it earned top marks for its residents having a sense of purpose.


Here's the bottom 10 of 189 cities and metro areas.

180. Montgomery, Alabama
181. Erie, Pennsylvania
182. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
183. Chico, California
184. Flint, Michigan
185. Canton-Massillon, Ohio
186. Topeka, Kansas
187. Huntington-Ashland, West Virginia
188. Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
189. Fort Smith, Arkansas/Oklahoma

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