If you think people just seem more joyful in Ventura, well…you’re right! The city was just named to National Geographic’s list of the Happiest Cities in the United States, which comes as no surprise to those who live in Ventura.
“It’s true! Venturan’s really do smile a little wider,” said the Ventura Visitor’s Bureau. “Best-selling author, Dan Buettner, teamed up with the National Geographic Explorer and Gallup’s social scientists to develop an index that identifies measurable expressions of happiness in order to find the happiest cities in America. In happier places, according to Buettner, locals smile and laugh more often, socialize several hours a day, have access to green spaces, and feel that they are making purposeful progress toward achieving life goals.”
The list was established through Buettner’s work with social scientists from Gallup,” said National Geographic. “Designed by Gallup senior scientist […]