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5 Least Stressed Out Cities

1. Salt Lake City

  • Zen factor: Plenty of jobs, low cost of living
  • Stress factor: High property crime rate

In this mountain-dotted city, there is little for residents to stress about: unemployment is low, commutes are short and the homes are relatively cheap.

2. Rochester, NY

  • Zen factor: Shorter work hours, easy commutes
  • Stress factor: Unemployment

If you don't mind shoveling a lot of snow, living in Rochester could help keep the stress at bay.

3. Raleigh, NC

  • Zen factor: Low cost of living, plenty of jobs
  • Stress factor: Long work hours

State capital and home to North Carolina State University, Raleigh offers plenty of jobs, low crime and a great quality of life.

4. Minneapolis.

  • Zen factor: Low crime, plenty of jobs
  • Stress factor: Heavy traffic

The winters may be a bear, but Minneapolis' residents enjoy a quality of life that's hard to beat.

5. Richmond, VA

  • Zen factor: Plenty of jobs, shorter work hours
  • Stress factor: Unhealthy lifestyles

A hub of financial and state government jobs, Richmond's unemployment rate is among the lowest of all 55 metro areas. As a result, less than 12% of residents live below the poverty line.

Source: http://money.cnn.com/