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Vermont Ranks High in Well Being!

Vermont is the country’s 6th ranked state for well-being! In a new report released by Gallup-Healthways, Vermont was found to be one of the best states in 2016 for residents’ well-being.

As part of the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being series, the study looked at well-being across the nation and examined how well-being differed between the states.

To determine the Well-Being Index, the study looked at five key elements:

  1. Purpose - being happy with what you do every day and having motivation to achieve goals

  2. Social - presence of supportive relationships and love

  3. Financial - ability to manage finances in order increase security and reduce stress

  4. Community - liking the community you live in and feeling safe

  5. Physical - being in good health and having energy

In order to evaluate these elements, Gallup conducted 177,192 telephone interviews with adults in all 50 states throughout the course of 2016. The overall Well-Being Index and each of the five elements were calculated on a 0 to 100 scale, with 100 being the highest possible score.

When the results came in, Vermont was found to be at the top! It’s Well-Being Index is 63.5. It ranked within the top 10 states for Social, Community, and Physical well-being. Here are all of the state’s results:


Home buyers are always looking for a place to settle down that allows them to have a healthy and happy life! Vermont is the perfect spot for you! There are so many great communities throughout the state to choose from but we have to say the Burlington metropolitan area is truly the best! Burlington promotes its residents well being by offering ample recreational activities, a thriving economy, excellent educational and health facilities, and so much more!

If you are interested in moving to Burlington, give Vermont Real Estate Company a call today or visit our website at http://www.vermontrealestatecompany.com/.

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