H-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Sep 4, 2013 7:41 PM by Jeanette Trompeter

Happiest town in America has more reason to smile

It appears Dan Buettner was right on when he mentioned San Luis Obispo in his book "Thrive" and consequently led SLO Town to being nick-named "Happy Town USA".

The SLO Chamber says according to the recently released 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index Report, San Luis Obispo ranked 10th out of 189 metropolitan areas throughout the US in overall health and wellbeing. The survey accessed: life evaluation, emotional health, physical health, healthy behavior, work environment and basic access to health-care.

It was in 2008, when SLO ranked 20th overall and first in emotional health, Buettner discovered San Luis Obispo while researching his National Geographic book "Thrive" and it led him naming SLO the Happiest Town in North America.

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