US Cities with the Most Love
Ah, love is in the air!
Do you ever feel like everyone around you is getting married or is already married? Depending on what city you live in it may be more than just a feeling. According to the US Census Bureau, these 5 cities have the highest rate of married couples!
1. San Jose, California
Located in the center of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose has become a hub for married couples, with the marriage rate here coming in at a whopping 55%. San Jose is often referred to as the “Capital of Silicon Valley” because of its booming high-tech industry, and because of that fast growing economy and high cost of living, the median price of a home in this lovers paradise is just over $1 million. San Jose has even been ranked as the happiest place to work in the states – after all, as the saying goes, “happy wife, happy life.”
Couples in San Jose can enjoy 15,950 acres of parkland, an evolving art scene, professional sports games, and many wineries and breweries.
2. Virginia Beach, Virginia
The state of Virginia’s official slogan is “Virginia is for lovers,” and with a marriage rate of 51%, Virginia Beach is truly for lovers! A coastal city with miles of beaches, it was listed in The Guinness Book of Records for having the longest pleasure beach. Real estate, defense, and tourism are major sectors of the economy. This family-friendly city has topped the rankings for least stressful city, best big city to live in, best place to raise a family, best place to retire, and safest city.
Couples in Virginia Beach can enjoy many museums and an aquarium, historical landmarks from the first settlers, festivals on the boardwalk, 210 city parks, and miles of beaches.
3. El Paso, Texas
With an average of 302 days per year of sunshine, it’s no wonder El Paso is filled with love and happiness! Chuco town takes the #3 spot for highest marriage rate, with 49% of adults married. Located just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, it is a haven for Hispanic culture, and the area makes up the largest bilingual and binational work force in the western hemisphere. Couples can enjoy their “wild west” love with peace of mind: El Paso has received an All-American award and has been ranked as #1 for many years as the safest large city.
Couples in El Paso can enjoy hiking up Franklin Mountain, watching the Sun Bowl game, whitewater rafting on the Rio Grande, and going to many different festivals.
4. Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs is the largest city by area in Colorado and it has a lot of room for you and your honey to call home! 48% of the adult population here said “yes” to their significant other. “The Springs” is for adventurous and sporty couples; it is home to 24 national governing bodies of sport including the United States Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Training Center, and USA Hockey and wells as some of the most famous American mountains.
Couples here can take advantage of the mountains and go hiking, feed giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, visit museums, and see the U.S. Air Force Academy cadets train.
5. Mesa, Arizona
Located 20 miles outside of Phoenix, Mesa is a hot spot for married couples — literally! In July, the average high is 106°F, but not to fear: there’s three lakes and two rivers to keep cool during the hot summer months. And with an average high of 67°F in the winter, it’s no wonder snowbirds flock to this love-filled city. Homeowners in Mesa have the second lowest property tax rates of any large metropolitan area.
Couples in Mesa can enjoy a baseball game at The Cactus League’s Hohokam Stadium, admire fine arts at I.d.e.a Museum and Mesa Art Center, and see the Arizona skyline with a hot air balloon ride.