Are you stressed to the max? Tired of all the workplace drama and in general, just plain tired. You might want to consider relocating to a prime real estate location where the stress level might not be so high.

It’s true that with workplace-related stress costing society more than $300 billion per year, it may be time to move onward and upward.

A report conducted by WalletHub recently released the list of 2018’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America. If you are feeling filled with anxiety, it may not hurt to see where your options are before you get yourself in a further bind.

In order to determine where Americans cope best with their stress, the study compared more than 180 cities across 37 key metrics. The data set ranges from average weekly work hours to debt load to divorce and suicide rates.

You might be surprised at the findings and decide that indeed it is time to call the Realtor, pack up, and move to a place where things might be less chaotic for you. While there is probably no such place that’s solely unicorns and rainbows, there is always a better option for you and your family.

Here is the list of 2018’s Most & Least Stressed Cities in America:

Most Stressed CitiesLeast Stressed Cities
1Detroit, MI173Lincoln, NE
2Newark, NJ174Madison, WI
3Cleveland, OH175San Jose, CA
4Birmingham, AL176Irvine, CA
5Toledo, OH177Scottsdale, AZ
6Baltimore, MD178South Burlington, VT
7Wilmington, DE179Overland Park, KS
8Milwaukee, WI180Sioux Falls, SD
9Gulfport, MS181Bismarck, ND
10St. Louis, MO182Fremont, CA

Best vs. Worst

  • If you are into commuting from home to the office, in Greensboro, North Carolina, residents spend the fewest annual hours in traffic congestion per auto commuter, 4, which is 25.5 times fewer than in Los Angeles, the city where residents spend the most at 102.
  • You might have a better chance finding work in South Burlington, Vermont, since it has the lowest unemployment rate, 2 percent, which is 4.7 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 9.3 percent.
  • If you want your marriage to have a good chance of lasting, think about setting up home life in Fremont, California, which has the lowest divorce rate, 10.82 percent, which is 3.8 times lower than in Cleveland, the city with the highest at 41.24 percent.
  • Some of the healthiest people in the nation are in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which has the lowest share of adults in fair or poor health, 8.9 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in El Paso, Texas, the city with the highest at 29 percent.Wherever you decide to call home and hang up your hat, it’s important to note that the choice is completely up to you and your family regardless of what some studies report. Before you do decide to make a change, perhaps it would be smart to visit the intended location first to see what the city has to offer including its schools, shopping, business climate, and neighborhoods. After all, you don’t want to jump from the frying pan into the fire.

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