Gallup just released its annual list of the HAPPIEST U.S. cities.  The rankings are based on factors like overall happiness, emotional and physical health, and work environment.  Yakima, WA is ranked #10 in the "Top Small Communities" Division.  Above us is the following:

#1. Burlington-South Burlington, VT

#2. Barnstable Town, MA

#3. Charlottesville, VA

#4. Bellingham, WA

#5. Sioux Falls, SD

#6. Billings, MT

#7. Prescott, AZ

#8. Medford, OR

#9. Topeka, KS

#10. Yakima, WA

You can find out more and see the city's ranking on pages 6 through 12 of this pdf.