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Grand Rapids is the No. 1 US metro for living a 'balanced lifestyle'

February 12, 2018
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Grand Rapids is the top metro in the country for people looking for balance in their lives.

Grand Rapids ranks No. 1 in a ranking of the “Places where Americans live the most balanced lifestyles,” which was posted last week by MagnifyMoney, a website that provides personal finance advice and reviews of financial products.

The organization ranked the 50 biggest metropolitan areas of the U.S. based on seven measures: commute times; income versus housing cost; income versus number of work hours; income inequality; health conditions; amount of sleep; and cost of consumer goods and services compared to the national average.

Top 10 U.S. metros for living a “balanced lifestyle”

1.   Grand Rapids
2.   Salt Lake City
3.   Minneapolis
4.   Raleigh, North Carolina
5.   Kansas City, Missouri
6.   Columbus, Ohio
7.   Portland, Oregon
8.   Virginia Beach, Virginia
9.   Cincinnati
10. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 

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