Not a Southern state to be found on this list
America’s top states to live in 2014
The business climate in the Aloha State may leave a little to be desired, but the real climate? Wow! Hawaii boasts 4 of the 5 major climate zones in the world—a paradise by almost any measure. But there is more to quality of life in Hawaii than nature. Its residents are healthy, crime is low, and Hawaii is one of the most visited states in the union. Worth a trip—maybe for good!
- 2014 Quality of Life score: 277 points (out of 300)
- Strengths: Health, air quality, attractions
- Weaknesses: Seriously?
- 2013 Quality of Life rank: 1