While travel plans are being impacted right now, we still want to satisfy your wanderlust. We’ve just put together a list of the best state capitals to live in this year, rating them all from 50 to 1. Cities across a wide spectrum of categories, including affordability, education, economic well-being and quality of life. A number of state capitals are bustling, historic cities that can be the heart and soul of the states they serve. But while some are vibrant cultural hubs with complex rhythms, others may be very isolated and mundane or literally unaffordable.
Trenton, New Jersey
Trenton is the capital city of New Jersey. It’s one of the most diverse cities in the country. Still it ranks on the list as the worst capital in the world. It has a very high crime rate that is well above the national average. It also has one of the lowest rate of economic well-being in the country and is one of the least balanced in terms of affordability. If you happen to be in this least-favored capital city, then a visit to Cadwalader Park can be a treat.