The rankings are based on measures of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors and access to basic necessities.
The San Jose area, which includes smaller cities of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara, ranks first in well being, according to the index. The only other Top 10 area from California was San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont that ranked in at No. 5.
Rankings of medium and small metro areas ranked Santa Rosa/Petaluma (No. 5), Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta (No. 6) and Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura (No. 8).
Las Vegas, a common destination for a getaway, ranked dead last on the list.
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