Are you worried about keeping your New Year’s resolutions in 2023? If you live in Seattle, we have good news for you. Seattle was ranked the best city for keeping New Year’s resolutions, according to a recent WalletHub study. They ranked over 180 cities in the U.S. and Seattle emerged in the number one spot, due to its high scores across several key metrics.
Read on for all the details!
What makes Seattle the best city for keeping New Year’s resolutions? According to WalletHub, there are several factors at play in your city that may help you or hinder you when it comes to keeping your resolutions. When they assessed over 180 U.S. cities, they considered 57 metrics split across five key categories of resolutions that people commonly make:
- Health resolutions
- Financial resolutions
- School and work resolutions
- Bad-habit resolutions
- Relationship resolutions
Some of the specific metrics that fell into each of the above categories include: access to health-food stores in each city, high school dropout rate, job opportunities, share of adult smokers, and share of residents who regularly spend time with friends and family. It’s a wide range of metrics that takes into account a variety of popular New Year’s resolutions—and Seattle scored the best across the board.
Seattle’s highest score earned it a ranking of three on the list for the category of “relationship resolutions,” followed by a ranking of four for “financial resolutions.” For “health resolutions” Seattle landed at eight, for “bad habit” resolutions it ranked at number 20, and finally it ranked at number 61 on the list for “school and work resolutions.” Seattle’s high ranking for keeping relationship resolutions has us second-guessing the existence of the Seattle Freeze… or maybe everyone is just hanging out without us?
The other cities filling out the top 10 on the list are San Francisco, CA at number two; Scottsdale, AZ; Salt Lake City, UT; Overland Park, KS; Irvine, CA; Fremont, CA; San Diego, CA; Austin, TX; and Orlando, FL at number 10. Many of these places have warmer, sunnier weather than Seattle which can help a lot with some New Year’s resolutions, so let’s give Seattleites a big hand for being so committed!
If you’d like to read the full results of the study, you can visit WalletHub.