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Old 03-06-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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According to Men's Health Magazine El Paso is ranked # 2 happiest city in the country behind Laredo, in fact according to the article, 3 of the top 4 happiest cities come from Texas.
Geeks With Guns - Happiest and Saddest Cities in America (http://www.geekswithguns.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=424 - broken link)

The most depressed city is Philadelphia followed by Detroit while Phoenix, Mesa, AZ are tied for 7th saddest city.


I also saw in another article that Tucson ranked # 18 of unhappiest city while ranking as the 24th most depressed. Tucson's suicide rank was the 3rd worst in the country and 27th among violent crime.
America‚€™s Unhappiest Cities: Tucson, Ariz. - BusinessWeek

The Tucson metro area had 104 murders all of last year, while El Paso had 16. WOW!!! Simply WOW!!
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: el paso texas
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we happy, happy like hippos!!!!! [sorry ive watched "along came polly" too many times!
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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According to Men's Health Magazine El Paso is ranked # 2 happiest city in the country behind Laredo, in fact according to the article, 3 of the top 4 happiest cities come from Texas.
Geeks With Guns - Happiest and Saddest Cities in America (http://www.geekswithguns.com/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=424 - broken link)

The most depressed city is Philadelphia followed by Detroit while Phoenix, Mesa, AZ are tied for 7th saddest city.


I also saw in another article that Tucson ranked # 18 of unhappiest city while ranking as the 24th most depressed. Tucson's suicide rank was the 3rd worst in the country and 27th among violent crime.
America’s Unhappiest Cities: Tucson, Ariz. - BusinessWeek

The Tucson metro area had 104 murders all of last year, while El Paso had 16. WOW!!! Simply WOW!!
Another reason why El Paso is very underrated when it comes to people relocating to the area for retirement, snowbirding or simply quality of life.
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Irving, Tx
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I get extremely happy just thinking about my hometown that I left right after high school and if I ever live there again...I will NEVER live..I am going there next week and I can hardly wait...I grew up there along with the other 5 generations of my family!
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Proving that money and high wages aren't everything!
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: DENVER
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Mala:I second that everyone I know is always joking and laughing and always ready too have a good time
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Why do you think us expats would come home in a heartbeat? I get happy being there too.

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Old 03-07-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Wow, this is very encouraging. Any ideas if this survey is realistic...actually portrays reality in El Paso? If so, what are some of the reasons you see for El Paso being so happy?
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Proving that money and high wages aren't everything!
....i wont get into this discussion again.

Last edited by Smooth from ELP; 03-07-2009 at 07:10 AM..
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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Wow, this is very encouraging. Any ideas if this survey is realistic...actually portrays reality in El Paso? If so, what are some of the reasons you see for El Paso being so happy?
A big reason is the weather. Imagine 350 days of the year being near- perfect weather. Almost never a cloudy day. Almost every day you wake up and wish you could spend the entire day outdoors. Almost anything you like doing outdoors you can do almost every day except winter skiing and snow activities require a two-hour drive and it's too cold for swimming in the winter. Well -- and there's no lakes, no rivers to canoe down, but you can still drive to them.

Another well-known reason is the water here has a naturally high level of lithium, that has a very calming effect on us.

The other thing is money doesn't matter too much here. Those who crave it, leave town, those who stay are pretty happy because here no one cares if you drive a new Lexus or have the most expensive clothes. You can do all that if you want, no one will hold it against you but it doesn't impress anyone. It's a laid-back town.
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