Best, worst places for retirement, business, stress and more

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Becker's has reported on several important rankings so far this year detailing places in the U.S. recognized for success or shortcomings in multiple categories.

Here are the top and bottom five places highlighted for COVID-19 recovery, business, livability, stress, retirement and health:

COVID-19 recovery
Quickest:
South Dakota
Iowa
Maine
Nebraska
Vermont

Slowest:
Missouri
Arizona
Wyoming
Nevada
Arkansas

Business
Best
Virginia
North Carolina
Utah
Texas
Tennessee

Worst
Alaska
Hawaii
Maine
West Virginia
Rhode Island

Best places to live
Boulder, Colo.
Raleigh & Durham, N.C.
Huntsville, Ala.
Fayetteville, Ark.
Austin, Texas

Most, least stressed cities
Most
Cleveland
Detroit
New Orleans
Baltimore
Newark, N.J.

Least
South Burlington, Vt.
Fremont, Calif.
Madison, Wis.
Nashua, N.H.
Columbia, Md.

Retirement
Best
Georgia
Florida
Tennessee
Missouri
Massachusetts

Worst
Maryland
Minnesota
Kansas
Montana
Alaska

Healthiest communities
Los Alamos County, N.M.
Douglas County, Colo.
Falls Church, Va.
Loudoun County, Va.
Broomfield County, Colo.

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