Canadian real estate investors or those seeking a second home in the United States should look just south of the border.

While snowbirds may be tempted by states further south, especially Florida, a new report finds one of the best states to live in is Minnesota.

The North Star State ranks just behind Massachusetts in the overall rankings from WalletHub’s 2019 Best State to Live In list, but it easily beats it for affordability, ranking sixth in this regard compared with Massachusetts lowly 43rd place.

The analysis is based on a total of 51 livability factors including housing costs, health and education, safety, and income growth.

Top 20 States to Live in America

1

Massachusetts

 

11

North Dakota

2

Minnesota

 

12

Pennsylvania

3

New Hampshire

 

13

Vermont

4

New Jersey

 

14

New York

5

Colorado

 

15

Wyoming

6

Wisconsin

 

16

Maine

7

Virginia

 

17

Washington

8

Iowa

 

18

South Dakota

9

Utah

 

19

Nebraska

10

Idaho

 

20

Connecticut

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