If you quickly Google "the best cities in the world", you'll see that every publication out there has released at least twenty different lists of their top ten spots to live in, to work in, to vacation in... even the best cities for college basketball season. But before you declare that you're sick of these listicles and would never like to see another one in your life, we've got one more to convince you otherwise.
U.S. News has analyzed the most populous metro areas in the United States for their value, desirability, job market and quality of life – and what they've found to be the 100 best places to live in the United States might surprise you.
Instead of New York, San Francisco, or Los Angeles leading the pack, the number one city has been determined to be Austin, Texas. With an overall score of 7.8 out of 10, the "Live Music Capital of the World" boasts affordable living costs, a thriving culture and a young median population age. They also claim that an average of fifty people a day are moving to Austin, making this the prime time to be moving to the city if you're so inclined.
The second and third place winners on this list are also somewhat of a surprise, with Denver and San Jose following close behind with scores of 7.5 and 7.4, respectively. Meanwhile, New York City can be found all the way at spot number 80, and Los Angeles at 88. You can find how your city placed on the list here.
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