With expansion at the South Lakes new home community including countless, vibrant outdoor living options combined with great affordability and its great central location allowing the perks of small town serenity and big city amenities, it is really no surprise that Fuquay Varina landed in the top 20 among the annual listings of the Happiest Cities in North Carolina in a study conducted by the real estate experts at Home Snacks.

In determining the Happiest Cities in North Carolina, Home Snacks blogger, Nick Johnson explained that they first “had to determine what criteria makes people happy.” Things such as average salary, which leads to a lesser stress level, a stable home life, and the weather all were items which they felt were pertinent in the decision making process before listing the Happiest Cities in North Carolina.

Going further to explain exactly how they “crunched the numbers” before compiling the final  Happiest Cities in North Carolina rankings, Johnson further detailed the process. “We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using FBI crime data, the government census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sperling’s Best Places, and Twitter.” The eight major areas they decide to “crunch” were, percentage of residents with a college degree, employment rates, cost of living, crime rates, percentage of residents that were married, percentage of residents that are home owners, average commute times, and number of sunny days annually.

In the table shown at homesnacks.net giving the final list of Happiest Cities in North Carolina, it showed that Fuquay Varina scored very highly in its rate of couple who were married at 62.5 percent. A respectably low 42.5 percent crime ranking, which also has seen the town place consistently among the “Safest Cities in NC” listings also weighed heavily in cracking the top 20 among the Happiest Cities in North Carolina. Likewise, Fuquay’s 217 sunny days out of 365 annually would be sure to put a smile on the faces of most residents.

No question that with all of the incredible new happenings both with on-site amenities and great stuff being offered in the always bustling downtown Fuquay Varina area that the choice to relocate and build at South Lakes is one that has made many residents happy. For more information on South Lakes and the new homes and lots that are available there, visit southlakesliving.com.