The 7 Best Places to Live in the World

So you’re thinking about relocating? Take a moment and figure out what you’re looking for in a home. Would you love to live by the ocean? What about moving into a cabin deep in the woods?

There are many places to choose from. But before you pack up and move out, make sure you know, without a doubt, where you want to find a home.

There are seven wonderful cities that easily make almost anyone’s list of the best places to live. Take these areas under serious consideration when you’ve got relocation on your mind.

1. Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington is a beautiful and sunny city: It boasts an annual 2,000 hours of sunshine. The city also has the highest average intelligence of any New Zealand city. Income are also lofty, averaging $66,000 a year.

2. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Aside from the fact that marijuana is legal and this is the home of the world’s most famous red-light district, Amsterdam is a surprisingly family-friendly area of the Netherlands. Its cultural richness and high quality of living are also attractive points to consider when you’re looking for a new home.

3. Sydney, Australia

Located on a bay, Sydney is home to parks, rivers, and beaches. Annual income averages about $55,000 a year, but many residents make as much as $2,000 a week or more. The city is regarded as a very safe and modern place to live, which makes it a wise choice for those who seek a new home.

4. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen can claim to be one of the most healthy cities in Europe. It has more than 200 biking trails; roughly 30% of its population bikes to work every day. It’s also a leader in health care and organic food consumption.

5. San Diego, California

If you’re a highly social type, then sunny southern California is right for you. This city features some of the most beautiful beaches and fast-paced lifestyles in the US.

6. Geneva, Switzerland

This city is simply amazing! It’s home to the world’s best education system, the highest standard of living, and a highly environmentally conscious population. Naturally, Geneva is also one of the most healthy cities in the world.

7. Miami, Florida

Miami is one of the safest cities to live in the US. There are also more senior citizens in Miami than anywhere else in the nation, which means health concerns are a top priority. Many residents have become interested in improving the health of their arteries and heart, so they can live longer and enjoy more of Florida’s beaches.

You’ll want to be well informed before relocating. Whether you go abroad or just move down the street, take careful consideration of all your options before making the final decision. Choose wisely and enjoy your great new home!

Drew Hendricks is a professional business and startup blogger that writes for a variety of sites including The Huffington Post, Forbes and Technorati. Drew has worked at a variety of different startups as well as large advertising agencies.