We are always on the hunt for things that make us happy. Could living in one of the happiest towns in Indiana lift your spirits? Let's take a look at five of the happiest towns in Southern Indiana, and how they can boost our mood.

Santa Claus, Indiana

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Santa Claus Land of Lights
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Santa Claus is known for its Christmas-themed attractions, including Holiday World & Splashin' Safari amusement park and the Santa Claus Museum & Village. Santa's Candy Castle and the Christmas Store bring more happiness to this little town. It also has a low crime rate and a strong sense of community, which certainly add to the happiness level. Everything seems to go at a slower pace in Santa Claus, and that could make you happy or a bit crazy.

Madison, Indiana

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Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Madison is known for its historic downtown area, Victorian architecture, and friendly community. I have a friend that loves this town so much, she named her daughter Madison. She loves going back for the special events they host, too.

Bloomington, Indiana

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Located in Monroe County, Bloomington is home to Indiana University and has a vibrant arts and music scene. It also has excellent schools and numerous parks and outdoor recreational opportunities, including the Hoosier National Forest. Did someone say wine? Yes, Bloomington is home to Oliver Winery, and that adds to the happiness meter.

Jasper, Indiana

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Jasper has a low crime rate, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community. You'll also find numerous parks and recreational opportunities, including a large city park with a golf course, swimming pool, and hiking trails.

Read More: Jasper, Indiana Wins 2022 Strongest Town Contest

Newburgh, Indiana

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Newburgh is known for its historic downtown area, beautiful riverfront park, and friendly community. It also has excellent schools and numerous parks and outdoor recreational opportunities. Historic Newburgh Inc. has a full event schedule for every season. Personally, knowing that Michael Rosenbaum is from Newburgh, and come back to visit makes me happy!

Read More: Is Actor Michael Rosenbaum Really Buying a Southern Indiana House

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How This List Was Generated by AI

Anytime we want to find out anything, we know that the internet is here for us. I wanted to see if Artificial Intelligence could answer some of the questions that I would normally google. So, I simply asked the question, and ChatGPT gave me the top five.

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