Here is how Valley cities rate in happiness, per Wallethub
PHOENIX — The Valley enjoys a reputation as a happy place to live, but some metro Phoenix cities are happier than others and the personal finance website WalletHub ranked which reigns supreme.
Scottsdale was found to be the happiest Valley city at No. 19 nationally, followed by Gilbert (No. 34), Chandler (No. 45), Peoria (No. 52), Tempe (No. 53), Mesa (No. 87), Glendale (No. 108) and Phoenix (No. 119).
WalletHub to compile the ranking compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities and at least two of the most populated cities in each state across three dimensions: emotional and physical well-being; income and employment; and community and environment.
Among the metrics used to evaluate the categories were income growth, work hours, sleep rate, divorce rate and depression rate of the cities.
Scottsdale ranked sixth-best nationally in community and environment, helping the East Valley city to its top-20 placement.
Southern Arizona city Tucson also made the list and was ranked No. 117.
Fremont, California, was found to be the happiest large city in the U.S., according to WalletHub, while Detroit was the least happy.
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