Richmond region tops list of most contented cities

Richmond Times-Dispatch

You're pretty happy right now, aren't you?

That's what a new study says about residents in the Richmond region.

According to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research, the Richmond area is the most contented place with a population of more than 1 million in the United States.

The least happiest?

Why New York City, of course. Researchers said it's cold hard cash that lures residents to the Big Apple, not quality of life.

So c'mon, let's all stay happy.

You can read more about the report over at

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