Top 10 Happiest Cities for Young Professionals

This list is based on analysis by CareerBliss.com of 45,000 employee generated reviews between April 2012 and March 2013.

And the #1 city for young professionals is...

#1 San Jose, California!

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Top 10 Cities for Freelancers

To compile this list, Zen99, a company that provides insurance and tax tools to freelancers, compared cities based on the cost of health insurance and housing, percentage of self-employed, unemployment rate, and tax rates.

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Image via Getty Images

And the number one city for freelancers is…

#1 Los Angeles, California

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Top 10 Cities for Dog Lovers

This list is based on the number of pet-friendly accommodations and dog-friendly areas, the walkability of the city, and the city's access to the outdoors. 

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Image via sspca.org

And the two cities tied for most dog-friendly are...

#1 Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota 

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Top 10 Fastest Growing Cities

This list is based on the number of companies in each city and the prestige of these companies.

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Image via Huffington Post

And the number one city for growth is…

#1 New York, New York

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Top 10 Cities for Retirement

This list is based on walkability, cost of living, crime rate, health care quality, tax rates, and weather. It also includes a specialized wellness score for seniors from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

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Image via Momentum Advisors

And the number one city for retirement is…

#1 Mesa, Arizona

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