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Life, Washington

Inspired: Northern Virginia – where the living is good

Roosevelt Island - one of my favorite recreation areas in Northern Virginia

Roosevelt Island – one of my favorite recreation areas in Northern Virginia

Last week, The Upshot (a New York Times blog) ran the results of a study on the best and worst places to live in the U.S. According this study, northern Virginia has cornered the market on good living and that includes my alma mater’s home of Charlottesville. Cheers to all my Virginia-based pals. Perhaps I should join you and move back to that area if I want to live long and prosper! Maybe we all should. What do you think?

Note: The study uses six criteria: education, household income, unemployment level, disability, life expectancy, and obesity.

About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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