Site lists several central Ohio cities as among happiest in state

A boy plays baseball at Fancyburg Park in Upper Arlington

Get your grins ready.

The website HomeSnacks released a list of the 10 happiest cities in the Buckeye State. Westerville, Upper Arlington, Dublin, Gahanna, and Hilliard are all among the top. Here’s their list:

  1. Beavercreek
  2. Westerville
  3. Springboro
  4. Upper Arlington
  5. Dublin
  6. Mason
  7. Gahanna
  8. Perrysburg
  9. Hilliard
  10. Hudson

The site used FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sperling’s Best Places, and Twitter to rank the 50 largest cities, using the following markers:

  • Percentage of residents with a college degree
  • Average commute times
  • Employment rates
  • Cost of living
  • Crime
  • Sunny days
  • % of married couples
  • % of home owners
A brightly-lit house in anchor Mindy Drayer's neighborhood in Westerville.
A brightly-lit house in anchor Mindy Drayer’s neighborhood in Westerville.

For more information and to see other cities, head over to HomeSnacks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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