Happiest Cities in America includes Aurora, IL

The U.S. Declaration of Independence speaks about the “pursuit of happiness” as a universal right. However, everyone gets joy from different things, whether it’s family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. What people might not realize is that where you live may also determine how happy you are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money. Consider also the fact that while the U.S. is one of the richest countries, it ranks only 19th on the World Happiness Report.

But not everywhere in the U.S. experiences a uniform level of happiness. As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 30 key indicators of happiness, ranging from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. Read on for our findings, methodology and expert commentary from a panel of researchers.

To see which states combine all the necessary components of happiness, check out WalletHub’s report on the Happiest States in America.

Overall Rank (1=Best) City Total Score ‘Emotional & Physical Well-Being’ Rank ‘Income & Employment’ Rank  ‘Community & Environment’ Rank
1 Fremont, CA 75.32 4 28 5
2 Plano, TX 73.23 6 9 16
3 San Jose, CA 73.20 1 11 64
4 Irvine, CA 72.81 7 13 19
5 Madison, WI 72.19 5 21 13
6 Sioux Falls, SD 70.26 13 45 21
7 Huntington Beach, CA 69.90 8 70 44
8 Scottsdale, AZ 69.49 51 7 2
9 Santa Rosa, CA 69.33 10 34 32
10 Pearl City, HI 69.13 3 128 12
11 Bismarck, ND 68.86 18 15 31
12 Fargo, ND 68.41 26 32 30
13 Lincoln, NE 68.33 24 68 24
14 San Francisco, CA 68.30 2 2 158
15 Overland Park, KS 68.23 35 48 8
16 Santa Clarita, CA 67.86 17 127 29
17 Oceanside, CA 67.66 15 117 15
18 Glendale, CA 67.64 22 98 26
19 Anaheim, CA 67.10 23 65 43
20 Cape Coral, FL 66.96 52 63 3
21 Pembroke Pines, FL 66.80 28 134 10
22 Austin, TX 66.54 12 6 118
23 Gilbert, AZ 66.37 56 36 11
24 San Diego, CA 66.34 9 26 73
25 Chula Vista, CA 66.21 19 99 34
26 Garden Grove, CA 66.19 31 101 33
27 Grand Prairie, TX 65.89 46 74 23
28 Charleston, SC 65.86 80 3 4
29 Cedar Rapids, IA 65.64 54 38 18
30 Minneapolis, MN 65.44 14 47 112
31 Raleigh, NC 65.20 25 59 62
32 Aurora, CO 64.92 32 124 48
33 Chandler, AZ 64.92 63 42 20
34 Des Moines, IA 64.88 47 66 46
35 Irving, TX 64.80 37 17 106
36 Columbia, MD 64.58 20 106 98
37 Oxnard, CA 64.54 45 137 9
38 Peoria, AZ 64.49 69 67 6
39 Oakland, CA 64.27 11 79 132
40 St. Paul, MN 64.14 38 96 60
41 Fort Lauderdale, FL 63.96 42 62 88
42 Yonkers, NY 63.96 21 160 68
43 Garland, TX 63.80 41 122 57
44 Tempe, AZ 63.70 72 35 27
45 Boise, ID 63.62 66 12 54
46 Durham, NC 63.38 48 27 72
47 Las Cruces, NM 63.01 58 116 7
48 Aurora, IL 62.98 30 157 66
49 Charlotte, NC 62.88 55 86 49
50 Omaha, NE 62.81 64 73 38
51 Boston, MA 62.71 33 8 149
52 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 62.70 68 33 59
53 Santa Ana, CA 62.65 43 78 101
54 Denver, CO 62.60 34 88 105
55 Seattle, WA 62.54 27 1 173
56 Honolulu, HI 62.47 71 54 37
57 Port St. Lucie, FL 62.21 83 77 14
58 Nashua, NH 62.20 59 76 51
59 Rapid City, SD 62.04 105 23 1
60 Fort Worth, TX 61.97 50 102 91
61 Arlington, TX 61.95 49 132 82
62 Long Beach, CA 61.92 36 144 96
63 Portland, ME 61.88 60 10 128
64 Colorado Springs, CO 61.65 78 64 42
65 Washington, DC 61.37 16 60 177
66 Grand Rapids, MI 61.02 91 25 47
67 Nampa, ID 60.97 84 104 28
68 El Paso, TX 60.97 76 120 41
69 Mesa, AZ 60.93 82 91 36
70 Salt Lake City, UT 60.84 74 51 78
71 Manchester, NH 60.54 75 108 45
72 Virginia Beach, VA 60.51 79 126 39
73 Billings, MT 60.48 81 40 84
74 Burlington, VT 60.46 61 14 176
75 Miami, FL 60.41 29 50 170
76 Dallas, TX 59.77 44 92 148
77 Reno, NV 59.62 98 16 79
78 Fontana, CA 59.49 94 71 53
79 Brownsville, TX 59.43 106 90 22
80 Los Angeles, CA 59.42 39 93 161
81 Chesapeake, VA 59.39 100 145 25
81 Ontario, CA 59.39 95 41 74
83 Riverside, CA 59.34 77 18 129
84 Tallahassee, FL 59.25 88 39 94
85 Lewiston, ME 59.23 148 4 63
86 New York, NY 59.09 53 158 100
87 Moreno Valley, CA 58.93 89 103 58
88 Missoula, MT 58.83 65 58 140
89 Jersey City, NJ 58.61 62 168 76
90 Portland, OR 58.48 85 57 99
91 Atlanta, GA 58.32 70 110 111
92 Orlando, FL 58.29 86 20 121
93 Modesto, CA 58.17 87 52 110
94 Hialeah, FL 58.16 40 166 164
95 Vancouver, WA 58.15 97 123 56
96 Pittsburgh, PA 58.14 114 37 67
97 Tampa, FL 57.94 107 53 75
98 West Valley City, UT 57.67 102 109 65
99 Sacramento, CA 57.49 96 29 120
100 Huntsville, AL 57.32 135 55 17
101 Cheyenne, WY 57.03 112 30 141
102 Dover, DE 56.91 99 72 107
103 Henderson, NV 56.32 120 107 61
104 Glendale, AZ 56.27 93 143 102
105 Bridgeport, CT 56.20 67 163 109
106 Nashville, TN 56.20 129 114 35
107 South Burlington, VT 56.10 108 31 153
108 Anchorage, AK 55.98 92 82 143
109 Salem, OR 55.84 116 49 124
110 San Antonio, TX 55.62 123 69 85
111 Houston, TX 55.56 73 131 159
112 Winston-Salem, NC 55.55 110 94 108
113 Chicago, IL 55.29 57 177 142
114 Tacoma, WA 54.59 103 148 114
115 St. Petersburg, FL 54.56 125 43 115
116 Fort Wayne, IN 54.32 136 115 50
117 Amarillo, TX 54.23 150 44 55
118 Lexington-Fayette, KY 54.14 104 119 139
119 Phoenix, AZ 54.13 90 130 156
120 Bakersfield, CA 54.07 122 46 135
121 Laredo, TX 53.94 109 56 172
122 Worcester, MA 53.90 117 113 126
123 Tucson, AZ 53.82 101 112 145
124 Columbia, SC 53.80 145 19 69
125 Greensboro, NC 53.78 113 95 131
126 Warwick, RI 53.65 131 83 104
127 Richmond, VA 53.28 111 150 137
128 Lubbock, TX 52.98 141 24 136
129 Springfield, MO 52.83 137 105 97
130 San Bernardino, CA 52.49 118 121 152
131 Casper, WY 52.41 164 61 119
132 Albuquerque, NM 52.05 121 97 160
133 Corpus Christi, TX 51.98 147 22 125
134 Chattanooga, TN 51.80 142 141 77
135 Jacksonville, FL 51.70 151 118 70
136 Newport News, VA 51.40 124 165 123
137 Columbus, OH 51.31 132 153 113
138 Knoxville, TN 51.13 160 85 52
139 Rochester, NY 50.84 133 111 146
140 Fresno, CA 50.82 115 100 178
141 Spokane, WA 50.78 134 84 165
142 Oklahoma City, OK 50.61 153 125 81
143 Fort Smith, AR 50.55 171 75 71
144 Fayetteville, NC 50.53 154 155 40
145 Wichita, KS 50.43 138 129 134
146 Norfolk, VA 50.24 140 151 116
147 Providence, RI 50.22 155 81 92
148 Stockton, CA 49.99 119 149 162
149 New Haven, CT 49.72 126 133 175
150 North Las Vegas, NV 49.63 156 152 89
151 Buffalo, NY 49.37 149 139 122
152 Juneau, AK 49.30 162 5 181
153 Kansas City, MO 49.26 130 147 167
154 Las Vegas, NV 48.96 144 136 144
155 Indianapolis, IN 48.95 146 174 86
156 Louisville, KY 48.35 163 156 80
157 Milwaukee, WI 48.19 127 178 151
158 New Orleans, LA 47.64 167 135 103
159 Wilmington, DE 47.36 161 140 138
160 Montgomery, AL 46.79 158 170 95
161 Baltimore, MD 46.76 139 173 166
162 Jackson, MS 46.64 143 179 127
163 Baton Rouge, LA 46.62 152 138 163
164 Philadelphia, PA 46.23 165 161 117
165 Shreveport, LA 45.60 169 175 87
166 Columbus, GA 45.24 176 146 90
167 Cincinnati, OH 44.79 159 142 174
168 Newark, NJ 44.15 128 181 180
169 Tulsa, OK 44.14 172 87 155
170 Akron, OH 43.54 170 169 147
171 St. Louis, MO 43.44 166 167 157
172 Memphis, TN 43.42 157 180 154
173 Mobile, AL 42.15 173 171 150
174 Little Rock, AR 42.15 177 154 93
175 Augusta, GA 42.02 175 162 133
176 Birmingham, AL 41.43 174 159 168
177 Gulfport, MS 41.42 178 172 83
178 Cleveland, OH 39.36 168 176 179
179 Huntington, WV 39.09 182 80 130
180 Toledo, OH 37.99 179 164 171
181 Charleston, WV 36.21 180 89 169
182 Detroit, MI 29.06 181 182 182

Source: Happiest Cities in America

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL

THIS ONE-OWNER IS LEATHER & LOADED! UCONNECT, 8.4 INCH TOUCH SCREEN – NAVIGATION CAPABLE, 9 AMPLIFIED SPEAKERS WTH SUBWOOFER, 506 WATT AMPLIFIER, INTEGRATED VOICE COMMAND WITH BLUETOOTH, POWER DRIVER’S SEAT WTIH MEMORY, HEATED FRONT/REAR SEATS, REAR CAMERA, DUAL ZONE AUTOMATIC TEMP CONTROL, POWER REAR LIFTGATE, PARKSENSE REAR PARK ASSIST WITH STOP, HEATED STEERING WHEEL, FOG LAMPS, NO-KEY ENTRY WITH PUSH BUTTON START, REMOTE START SYSTEM, 18 INCH ALUMINUM RIMS AND SO MUCH MORE! CLEAN AUTO CHECK HISTORY REPORT WITH NO ACCIDENT REPORTS!

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Ron Westphal Chevrolet wants to be your dealer from Start to Finish! We are a family-owned, recently renovated Chevy dealership located in beautiful Aurora, IL near Naperville, Oswego, Yorkville and less than 1 hour from Chicago. Thanks to you, we continue to grow and are proud to stock hundreds of brand new, GM Certified and used vehicles with something to suit every budget. Don’t forget to ask about our custom tailored leases; they have continued to gain in popularity with our payment-conscious clients. If you are in need of service, we offer extended service hours and brand new loaner vehicles to get you back on the road fast. Our friendly & knowledgeable product specialists are waiting to serve you. Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 to arrange your V.I.P. consultation. We hope to see you soon.

Earn a $500 referral at Ron Westphal Chevrolet

Earn a $500 referral if you send us a client that purchases one of our new 2017 Chevrolet Corvettes.  We are high on inventory and low on space so all 2017 models need to go now!

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$500 Referral Rules:

You must contact our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or one of our sales people or sales managers prior to potential purchasers contact with our dealership.

You must give Ron Westphal Chevrolet the name/phone number of the potential purchaser.  (Email would be good too!)

The client you send us must purchase one of our remaining new 2017 Corvettes and take delivery prior to 6.30.18.

  • Qualifying cars are stock # N17289, Stock # N17194 or stock # N17221.

No, you can’t call us after the Corvette has been sold and expect to get paid.  Nice try but nope.

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2018 Silverado Centennial Edition around town

I had a great time driving this eye-catching brand new 2018 Chevy Silverado Centennial Edition around the Montgomery, IL area.  Can’t wait to do it again!  Whoever gets this beautiful blue beauty is gonna be one lucky person!  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 for more info or visit this truck on our website.  

CENTENNIAL EDITION:

22 inch premium painted wheels with chrome inserts

all terrain tires

heritage bow ties

chrome recovery hooks

floor liners

floor liner heritage bowtie

centennial blue metallic paint

Chevy Bolt vs. Volt: Chevrolet’s electrified models explained

Chevy Bolt vs. Volt

Despite having similar names and a similar reliance on electricity, the Chevy Bolt and Volt are not at all the same car. To highlight the differences between these two vehicles, we compared them across several categories, allowing us to get a feel for the technology and features driving each model.

Chevy Bolt vs. Volt

 

Now in its second generation, the Volt is a plug-in hybrid car equipped with a four-cylinder engine that takes over when the battery runs out of electricity. If you’re not sure which one to choose, read on for our Chevy Bolt vs. Volt comparison highlighting design, technology, performance, and safety.

TECH FEATURES

An electric car is, by definition, a high-tech vehicle. To that end, even the base version of the Bolt comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen integrated in the dashboard, Bluetooth connectivity, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay compatibility. Music plays through a six-speaker sound system.

Chevrolet also bundles in a 4G LTE connection, though it’s only active if users pay extra for a data plan, and Chevrolet Connected Access, which gives the driver access to an array of useful information including vehicle diagnostics and dealer maintenance notifications.

The Volt offers the same level of standard equipment, though its touchscreen is a smaller eight-inch unit. In terms of tech features, both models stand proud near the top of their respective segments.

PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY

All electric, the Bolt uses a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 150-kW motor. In more familiar terms, the hatchback produces 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. Its 3,580-pound weight makes it rather portly for a compact car, though it’s on the lighter side of the spectrum for an electric car. Chevrolet quotes a range of up to 238 miles but your mileage will vary depending on how you drive, where you live, and what you routinely carry.

Chevrolet quotes a range of up to 238 miles in the all-electric Bolt but your mileage will vary depending on how you drive, where you live, and what you routinely carry. The hybrid Volt provides a useful 420-mile range before needing to fill up or stop for a charge.

 

Charging times are ballpark estimates, too. Chevrolet says a full charge takes approximately nine hours when using a 240-volt home charger but about 24 hours when the Bolt draws electricity at the rate of four drivable miles per hour through a standard 120-volt outlet. Fast-charging stations can zap the battery pack with about 90 miles of range in 30 minutes.

The main part of the Volt’s plug-in hybrid drivetrain consists of a pair of electric motors that jointly deliver 149 hp and 294 lb-ft. of torque to the front wheels. They draw electricity from a 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that stores enough juice to power the car for up to 53 miles. If your commute is shorter than that, you could theoretically never have to put gasoline in it.

Thanks for reading about Chevy Bolt vs. Volt.  For additional information please contact our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or visit our website. 

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Chevrolet now lets you pay for Shell gas right from the driver’s seat

Hate having to fumble for your wallet or plastic payment card just to get some gas in your tank? Chevrolet and Shell know your pain and have developed a solution. You can now pay for gas without even touching your wallet, but you still have to step outside to fill up your car’s gas tank.

“We introduced Marketplace to deliver value, productivity and convenience to our customers,” said Rick Ruskin, Chevrolet’s senior manager for Online Commerce, in an official statement. “Bringing the Shell Pay & Save functionality right on the touchscreen of our vehicles is the latest advancement of this platform, allowing drivers to simply access Fuel Rewards and pay for gas while inside their car.”

The Shell Pay & Save feature joins Chevrolet MyLink Marketplace and other convenient features such as integrated services for ordering at food establishments, dinner reservation assistance, hotel and parking accommodation services, and more.

The in-dash payment system is currently only available through Shell-branded gas stations in select markets. A nationwide rollout is expected over the next several months and will be available on all Chevrolet models from model year 2017 and newer. This feature is only available in the United States.

 Want to know more?  Call our customer care team at 630-898-9630.  Or, visit us online at http://www.WestphalChevy.com. 

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Chevrolet Offering Big Discounts to Owners of Asian Car Brands Like Toyota, Honda, Mazda – The Drive

conquest cash ron westphal chevrolet aurora ilIt’s called “conquest cash” for a reason, after all.

Last month, we here at The Drive highlighted Chevrolet’s attempts at pulling buyers away from performance rivals by knocking up to $15,000off the price of a brand-new Corvette. But now the automaker has a different enemy in its sights; Chevy, as it turns out is offering a substantial discount to owners of every Asian car brand in America.

Appropriately known as “conquest cash” in the sales business, the $2,500 incentive is available for buyers who own a Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai, Kia, Scion, Suzuki, Isuzu, or Daewoo. (Yes, Daewoo.) The only catch is that the car must be from model year 1999 or newer.

Want to know more about “conquest cash”?  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 for details.  Or, visit our website anytime.  

(Note:  We also have GM Loyalty Cash Back available on most new models in the month of March)

While $2,500 might not sound like a whole lot, it can be applied to any car or truck (base models excluded) and stacked on other available discounts, including the substantial Flex Cash program that provided the bulk of the big Corvette price cut in February. And you don’t even have to trade in your qualifying vehicle, according to Cars Direct.

As GM Authority points out, the Asian car discount also helps bring the price of a new Chevrolet Sonic down to under $12,000, making it one of the cheapest new cars on sale today.

Sales across the industry have plateaued or fallen this year, so it’s no surprise that Chevy would take such an aggressive approach in targeting its Japanese and Korean rivals. The automaker is also offering a slightly-less-sweet discount for owners of a whole host of other brands, including all domestic manufacturers, supercar makers like Ferrari and Lamborghini, and discontinued oddballs like Fisker, Panoz, and Saab.

Source: Chevrolet Offering Big Discounts to Owners of Asian Car Brands Like Toyota, Honda, Mazda – The Drive

2018 Chevrolet Trax Fleet

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THE 2018 CHEVROLET TRAX –  THE SMARTER-SIZED SUV

Built to be your business’s go-to vehicle for tackling the daily grind, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax delivers ample cargo room in an efficient and easy to maneuver package. Modern tech and available advanced safety features can help keep drivers safe and connected and when outfitted with the Fleet Convenience Package, Trax LS comes loaded with options such as power driver seat, cruise control, and other features that can make it a perfect fit for your fleet.  Call our Customer Care Team at 630-898-9630 or visit our website 24/7.

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SAFETY

  • 10 standard air bags5
  • Available Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
  • 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety6

VERSATILITY

  • Up to 48.4 cu. ft. of cargo volume3
  • 4 standard cargo tie downs
  • Standard 138 hp turbo-charged engine
  • Available all-wheel drive

CONNECTIVITY

  • Support for Apple CarPlay®7 and Android AutoTM8
  • Available OnStar® 4G LTE™ Wi-Fi®with built-in hotspot4
  • Available Fleet OnStar Service plans and Telematics options
  • Standard Chevrolet MyLink9 audio system with Bluetooth®10capability

Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather, and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important feature limitations and information.

Your safety is very important to us. If you want to determine whether or not there is a recall on your current vehicle or on a vehicle you are considering, visit safercar.gov or call us at 630-898-9630.

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Ron Westphal Chevrolet is on Instagram

Ron Westphal Chevrolet on social media!

Yes, we are now on Instagram as well as Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Google Plus and more!

Congrats to Jarvis, on picking up her 2018 Malibu, from Richard Graham and Don Friedel, you'll be a great "Wifi" hostess to your sisters on local trips.

Posted by Ron Westphal Chevy on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

We just figuring out some Instagram filters etc.  If you have any Instagram tricks or tips please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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Video: Used 2015 Chevy Silverado Duramax Diesel for sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL

Posted by Danny Cardinal on Friday, March 2, 2018

Video:  Used 2015 Chevy Silverado Duramax Diesel for sale at Ron Westphal Chevrolet in Aurora, IL

GM CERTIFIED DIESEL 4X4 CREW CAB! THIS BAD BOY IS READY TO RUN FOR YOU!

TOP-OF-THE-LINE LTZ DECOR, EBONY LEATHER INTERIOR WITH 12-WAY POWER HEATED/COOLED FRONT BUCKETS, PREMIUM BOSE AUDIO, BLUETOOTH, STEERING WHEEL AUDIO, CAMPER MIRRORS WITH BUILT-IN TURN SIGNAL, CD/USB/MP3, POWER MOONROOF, POWER PEDALS, CAMERA & PARK ASSIST, POWER SLIDING REAR WINDOW WITH DEFROSTER, EXHAUST BRAKE, BEDLINER, PRIVACY GLASS, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, CHROME RIMS AND SO MUCH MORE! TRACTION CONTROL,THANKS FOR LOOKING! VISIT RON WESTPHAL CHEVROLET IN AURORA, IL FOR YOUR IN-PERSON EVALUATION AND DEMO DRIVE! CALL OUR CUSTOMER CARE TEAM @ 630-898-9630 NOW TO RECEIVE PRICE REDUCTION ALERTS!

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For additional information call Danny Cardinal at 1-815-474-5481.

The Ron Westphal Chevrolet dealership is located on the corner of Rt. 30 & 34 in Aurora only minutes away from Plainfield, Naperville, Oswego, Yorkville, Elburn and many other Fox Valley communities.