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America’s Best States to Live in 2012

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2. Hawaii

2012 Quality of Life Points: 284 out of 350
2011 Quality of Life Rank: 1

Need we say more? It almost seems unfair to compare the Aloha State to the rest. Visitors from around the world seek out America’s island paradise. But when it comes to quality of life, Hawaii offers more than stunning beauty. It is one of America’s healthiest states, and the near reverence Hawaiians hold for the environment pays off with almost unparalleled air and water quality.