2012 Quality of Life Points: 237 out of 350
2011 Quality of Life Rank: 14
The Beehive State gets its nickname from the industriousness of its people, but there is plenty for them to do when they’re not at work. A top destination for international visitors in search of America’s natural beauty, Utah offers tranquility and a very low crime rate. It is also among America’s healthiest states, though the state’s active mining industry hurts in some environmental measures.