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Happy?! Delaware is a top 20 happiest state according to a new study, ranked right in the middle.

WalletHub released their annual “Happiest States in America” list and Delaware fell into the list at #17.

In order to develop these rankings WalletHub “drew upon the findings of “happiness” research to determine which environmental factors are linked to a person’s overall well-being and satisfaction with life. Previous studies have found that good economic, emotional, physical and social health are all key to a well-balanced and fulfilled life.”

New Jersey came in at #5, Pennsylvania at #27, and Maryland came in at #2!

The happiest state was Hawaii and least happiest was West Virginia.

The Top 10 Happiest States in America were:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Maryland
  3. Minnesota
  4. Utah
  5. New Jersey
  6. Idaho
  7. Clalifornia
  8. Illinois
  9. Nebraska
  10. Connecticut

WalletHub also said “The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest stressors during the past two years, but now rampant inflation is more of a threat to Americans’ mental health. In fact, 87% of Americans are “anxious” or “very anxious” about inflation, according to a recent American Psychiatric Association poll.”

Delaware ranked at #11 for Emotional and Physical Well-Being, at #41 for Work Environment, and #18 for Community and Environment.

They also “examined the 50 states across 30 key metrics, ranging from the depression rate and the share of adults feeling productive to income growth and the unemployment rate.”

You can check out more rankings here:

Source: WalletHub
Happy?! Delaware is a top 20 happiest state according to a new study, ranked right in the middle.
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10 Best Places To Buy a House In Delaware in 2022

In this economy buying a house hasn’t been cheap or easy for a couple years now.  If you’re currently looking to relocate within Delaware,  you’ve come to the right place.  We’ve put together a list of the 10 best places to buy a house in Delaware in 2022 with the help of Niche.

The folks over at Niche have released their top places to buy a house in the first state for 2022.  Niche methodology includes a look at population, schools, cities, towns, and housing to give each are an overall “Niche Grade,” in order to publish their list.

Depending on what’s important to you in your home search, you may want to take a look at the Niche Grades for other locations in Delaware that may not have made the top 10.  You can view the complete list here.

Finding a home, whether your first or your last, can be a daunting task, especially in 2022.  The last thing you want to do is settle when making such a huge purchase.  Take your time.  Moving is probably one of the most hated things on Earth!  Don’t do it more than you have to.

Here are the 10 Best Places To Buy a House In Delaware in 2022:

  • 10. Little Italy

    Overall Niche Grade: A
    Public Schools: A
    Housing: B+
    Population: 970

    Little Italy, Wilmington, DE 19805

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  • 9, Trolley Square

    Overall Niche Grade: A+
    Public Schools: A
    Housing: B+
    Population: 487

    Trolley Square, Wilmington, DE 19806

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  • 8. Riverview

    Overall Niche Grade: B

    Public Schools: B

    Housing: B+

    Population: 2,557

    Riverview, DE

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  • 7. Felton

    Overall Niche Grade: A-

    Public Schools: B
    Housing: B+

    Population: 1,191

    Felton, DE 19943

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  • 6. Townsend

    Overall Niche Grade: A-

    Public Schools: A
    Housing: A-

    Population: 2,546

    Townsend, DE 19734

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  • 5. Bellefonte

    Overall Niche Grade: A-

    Public Schools: A-
    Housing: A-

    Population: 1,109

    Bellefonte, PA 16823

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  • 4. Pike Creek

    Overall Niche Grade: A+

    Public Schools: A
    Housing: A-

    Population: 6,987

    Pike Creek, DE

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  • 3. Happy Valley

    Overall Niche Grade: A+

    Public Schools: A
    Housing: A-

    Population: 444

    Happy Valley, Wilmington, DE

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  • 2. Highland Acres

    Overall Niche Grade: A

    Public Schools: A-
    Housing: A-

    Population: 3,913

    Highland Acres, DE

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  • 1. Forty Acres

    Overall Niche Grade: A+

    Public Schools: A
    Housing: A

    Population: 1,104

    Forty Acres, Wilmington, DE 19806

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