The Fort Collins/Loveland area is one of the healthiest and happiest places in the country, at least according to results from a recent Gallup Poll. We ranked number-five on their list that ranked the "Well-Being Index score" in 189 metropolitan areas.

It's good to be us.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index score is an average of six sub-indexes, which individually examine life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities. The overall score and each of the six sub-index scores are calculated on a scale from 0 to 100, where a score of 100 represents the ideal. Gallup and Healthways have been tracking these measures daily since January 2008.

Who came in at number-one? Lincoln, Nebraska, but Colorado was represented with TWO cities in the top of the list. Here's how the top-ten shook out:

  1. Lincoln, NE
  2. Boulder, CO
  3. Burlington-South Burlington, VT
  4. Provo-Orem, UT
  5. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
  6. Barnstable Town, MA
  7. Honolulu, HI
  8. Ann Arbor, MI
  9. Washington-Arlington,Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  10. San Luis Obispo-Pasa Robles, CA

What cites ranked worst on the list? Charleston, West Virginia.

We're no strangers to "best" lists like these, check out some of the others we've made recently: