They say it’s all about location, location, location, but where will that location be in 20 years? A Gallup analysis shows that the West North Central, Mountain and Pacific regions are likely to be the best places to live in 2032, based on economic, health and community foundations they’re building today. These areas will have tackled unemployment, financial worry, health care cost, obesity and education challenges. Obesity concerns held back the West South Central area, and 23% of people in the East North Central region are smokers. Leaders of communities that might not have ranked as well still have time to adopt concepts that can influence an area’s chances of being the best place to live in 20 years.

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