20 Sunniest US Cities

The Sunny Twenty: The 20 Sunniest Cities in the US (with populations over 100,000)

Living in a sunny city can have a very positive impact on your life. Sunshine can improve mood and mental health, plus exposure to sunlight improves overall health by helping to reduce blood pressure, and is crucial in the production of Vitamin D. If sunny days are a high priority to you, and you’re not getting enough where you currently live, consider one of these twenty US cities with populations over 100,000 with the highest percentage of sunny days (according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center).

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The Twenty Sunniest US Cities

Factoring in Temperatures, Home Prices, & Population

Of course, there are other factors to consider besides sunny days. Extreme high and/or low temperatures, cost of housing, and city population, among many other factors, will play a part in the desirability of any given city.

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The Twenty Sunniest US Cities

Choosing Your Sunny City

Follow the flow of sunshine of each sunny city through its extreme high temperatures, extreme low temperatures to the Zillow house price index for each city to find a sunny city that works best for you.

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The Twenty Sunniest US Cities

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The Twenty Sunniest US Cities

Sources

Sunshine Data: http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ccd-data/pctposrank.txt
Temperature Data: http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/united-states/us
Population Data: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population
Zillow Home Value Index: http://www.zillow.com/local-info/