CreditDonkey.com says they looked at four main things to determine the best places to live and work:
- The freedom to get another job if the current one is horrible
- A decent wage
- Not having to get up when it’s still dark
- A reasonable, non-stressful commute
"We figured that a low unemployment rate means it’s relatively easy to find another job," the findings state.
It seems that Californians are most happy in one of two regions: The Bay Area and close to the beach in SoCal. Six of the top ten cities are located in the Bay, three are in Orange County and one is on the coast, north of Los Angeles.
As for Redwood City, here's what the study says:
"Coming in at number 8 is Redwood City, home to Oracle and Electronic Arts. Although this metropolitan area has one of the lowest unemployment rates on the list, what knocked it down a few notches is the high number of people who have to leave the house by 6 a.m. to get to work."
Here's the full list of the Top 10 Happiest Cities in California:
- Mountain View
- Santa Barbara
- Santa Clara
- Newport Beach
- Redwood City
- Lake Forest
- San Mateo
What do you think of the rankings? Do you agree with the findings? Tell us in the comments!