If this vintage South Park clip is any indication, San Franciscans are sometimes just a little bit smug about how insanely good the lifestyle is out here. Which is why we aren't totally surprised to see our fair city sitting at the #3 spot on a newly released list of the Happiest Cities in America, on The Daily Beast.
The real question, perhaps, is who bested us? That would be Washington D.C., with a 100 out of 100 "happiness score" and Boulder, Colorado with 99.36. What is this happiness score, you ask? It's basically a mash-up of several factors, including unemployment rates, the percentage of families making over $100,000 annually, and the average number of sunny days per year.
San Francisco ended up pulling in 98.73 points based on an 8.5% unemployment rate, 45.8% of families earning $100K+, and 160 sunny days per year (let's all remind ourselves of this once Fogust is upon us). And nipping at our heels is our just-about-as-happy Southern neighbor, San Jose, which is sitting pretty at 98.09 on the happy meter.