Columbia, MD: Top 10 Happiest Cities in America

Columbia, Maryland retains a Top 10 position as one of the Happiest Cities in America. The annual report published by WalletHub has ranked the Howard County community high on its list for three consecutive years.

This year, rankings also show that Columbia is the #5 happiest city for emotional and physical well-being. This metric indicates that the city meets a strong life-satisfaction index, has lower depression rates, an active, athletic lifestyle, and demonstrates adequate sleep rates. To develop this report, WalletHub compared 182 of the largest cities across three key dimensions: Emotional & Physical Well-Being, Income & Employment, and Community & Environment.

This isn’t the first time Columbia has been recognized as a leader in wellness:

Howard County ranked as one of the healthiest cities in the country. Columbia has also been recently recognized as a top city for young families#2 Safest City in America, and #1 Best City for Women (a notable accolade as we celebrate Women’s History Month).

And, Niche Media further honored Columbia as the #7 Best City to Live in, the #4 Best City to Raise Children, the #9 Best City to Buy a House, and the #20 City with the Best Public Schools

All accolades point to the enviable lifestyle in Columbia, Maryland.