We’re pretty sure that Maryland and Virginia are the best states in the country, but that's our personal opinion.
Well, the debate over which state is the best can stop now because a new report from U.S. News & World Report seems to have the answer.
The magazine evaluated all 50 states on a range of factors including education, healthcare, infrastructure, quality of life, economy, and more and determined that Iowa is the state that best serves their citizens. Iowa comes out on top for infrastructure, , and also lands in the top three for healthcare. It also ranks high for opportunity, which includes metrics like education and income inequality.
These states made up the top 10:
4. North Dakota
5. New Hampshire
While we didn't make it into the Top 10....
We did end up making it into the top 20!
14. South Dakota
19. New Jersey