I don’t know about you, but being in Saratoga never fails to make me happy. It could be the delicious food, the lack of traffic, or the virtually non-existent crime rate, but I’ve always thought of Saratoga as being much more of a quaint, intimate village than an actual city. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s delighted by all Saratoga has to offer – a recent study by CreditDonkey named Saratoga Springs not just the happiest city in the area, but the happiest city in the entire state of New York!
The study used U.S. Census and FBI crime data to rank New York’s cities (those with a population of 25,000 or greater) in seven categories: restaurants per capita, crime rate, commute length, departure time, income, divorce rate, and percentage of income spent on housing. Saratoga Springs had the greatest number of restaurants per capita (200 per resident), the lowest violent crime odds (1 in 1,034), and was in the top 3 for lowest income spent on housing (22.2%) and median household income ($62,766).
I’m confused, is this mistaken with Rochester? Their websites say that’s the #1 happiest place: http://www.creditdonkey.com/where-happiest.html