Sunnyvale, California is happiest place in US, Arlington, Virginia is 2nd: SmartAsset

Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Valley, Santa Clara County, California, United States is the number one place where Americans are happiest, according to SmartAsset. Headquartered in New York City, New York, USA, the financial technology company was founded by Michael Carvin and Phillip Camilleri in July 2012.

Arlington, Virginia, USA ranks second. It is around 2,842 miles away from Sunnyvale.


Sunnyvale, California

Incorporated on December 14, 1912, Sunnyvale is the second most populous city in Santa Clara County. The city is the birthplace of the video game industry.

Larry Klein is the incumbent mayor of Sunnyvale. In 2021, the city’s top employers were Google, Apple Inc., Lockheed Martin Space, Services, LinkedIn, Juniper Networks Inc, Intuitive Surgical, Microsoft, Synopsys and Walmart.


Arlington, Virginia

Arlington City was founded on February 27, 1801. It is the 11th most densely populated county in the U.S.

Under Virginia state law, Arlington County does not have the legal designation of independent city or incorporated town. The county is home to The Pentagon, the headquarters building of the U.S. Department of Defense.


New York City is the most populated city in the U.S. Here is SmartAsset’s newly released list of the 50 places where Americans are happiest:

  1. Sunnyvale, California
  2. Arlington, Virginia
  3. Bellevue, Washington,
  4. Fremont, California
  5. Frisco, Texas
  6. Plano, Texas
  7. Roseville, California
  8. San Jose, California
  9. Santa Clarita, California
  10. Irvine, California
  11. Huntington Beach, California
  12. Madison, Wisconsin
  13. Alexandria, Virginia
  14. San Francisco, California
  15. Seattle, Washington
  16. Boise City, Idaho
  17. Hayward, California
  18. Honolulu, Hawaii
  19. Raleigh, North Carolina
  20. Austin, Texas
  21. Glendale, California
  22. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  23. Fort Collins, Colorado
  24. Anchorage, Alaska
  25. Santa Rosa, California
  26. Portland, Oregon
  27. Fullerton, California
  28. Gilbert, Arizona
  29. Peoria, Arizona
  30. Henderson, Nevada
  31. San Diego, California
  32. Oakland, California
  33. Lakewood, Colorado
  34. Durham, North Carolina
  35. Lincoln, Nebraska
  36. Charleston, South Carolina
  37. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  38. Omaha, Nebraska
  39. Charlotte, North Carolina
  40. Washington, D.C.
  41. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  42. Denver, Colorado
  43. Yonkers, New York
  44. Corona, California
  45. Chula Vista, California
  46. New York City, New York
  47. Jersey City, Jersey
  48. Saint Paul, Minnesota
  49. Aurora, Illinois
  50. Sacramento, California

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