What would life be like without a little bit of fun? (Hint: it'd be borrrrrrrring).

When deciding on a place to live - whether it be in an area you've lived before or one you know nothing about - there are multiple factors that people typically consider before choosing a place to move, such as:

  • cost of living 
  • level of safety
  • weather
  • overall accessibility to other areas 
  • entertainment options 

Speaking of entertainment options, there's nothing better than moving to a place that offers up a variety of ways residents can actively and happily engage in the community they're living in.

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The Most Fun States In America

Personal finance website, WalletHub recently released a new rankings list of the most fun states in America.

About the Study 

According to Wallethub, all 50 states in the U.S. were compared across two key categories, “Entertainment & Recreation” and “Nightlife.”

Both categories were then broken down to measure 26 relevant metrics - all of which were assigned corresponding weights, with each metric being graded on a 100-point scale.

In this study, a score of 100 indicates the greatest number and variety of fun and cost-effective options in any given state.

As per the informational breakdown of this study, the "Entertainment & Recreation" category and its subcategories accounted for 80 of the 100 possible points that could be earned during this study, while the "Nightlife" category and its subcategories accounted for 20 of those points.

So, where does Colorado fall in this study?

Colorado Ranks Among The Top 10 Most Fun States In America

Turns out, Colorado really is a fun state to live in (in case you weren't already aware).

According to WalletHub, Colorado earned its spot as the 6th most fun state in the country, racking up a total score of 51.38 points.

Source: WalletHub

What states are more fun than Colorado?

As per the study, Colorado only falls behind five other states that have been deemed by WalletHub as "being more fun" - those states include:

  1. California (ranked the #1 most fun state in America) 
  2. Florida
  3. Nevada
  4. New York
  5. Illinois 

The truth is, it's no secret Colorado is a fun place to live; there's truly something for everyone to enjoy here - from the great outdoors to sporting events and concerts, breweries, food halls, fairs and rodeos, a growing restaurant scene and so much more.

Who wouldn't love living here?

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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Just saying the names of these towns immediately conjures up images of grand mansions, luxury cars, and ritzy restaurants. Read on to see which town in your home state took the title of the richest location and which place had the highest median income in the country. Who knows—your hometown might even be on this list.

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