Marblehead one of the “happiest places”

According to this review of the happiest places in Massachusetts Marblehead ranks number 10 of the 115 towns with a population in excess of 2,000.

The criteria used in this analysis were:

  • Being well educated (Population with at least a bachelor’s degree)
  • Having a job (As measured by the unemployment rate)
  • A short commute to work (God do people hate traffic)
  • Low cost of living
  • Having a family (Getting, and staying married, has a ton of happiness benefits, on average)
  • Owning a home (That’s a big plus)
  • And the poverty rate (Money definitely helps out)

Well, I looked through the list of the 9 ranked above Marblehead and I have one question for each of these towns: “where’s the ocean?” They are all inland – and happy? Really?
This is what being happy looks like:

Marblehead harbor from the neck

Marblehead harbor from the Neck – courtesy of Bart Snow

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Andrew Oliver is a Realtor with Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty. Each Office Is Independently Owned and Operated


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