Among the 10 categories of competitiveness we measure to rank America's Top States for Business is Quality of Life, which carries a possible 300 points out of 2,500 total. We look at a variety of factors including crime, health care, local attractions and environmental quality. Is a happy state also a healthy state for business? Click to see which states come out on top for Quality of Life.
—By CNBC Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn
Posted 9 July 2013