America’s Best Cities

Every year we rank the best cities in the U.S. And the results continue to surprise us.

New York

America’s Best Cities ranking is the most comprehensive city ranking in the U.S., based on entirely original methodology that uses the opinions of the people who matter most: a city’s visitors and its residents. The index, from global consulting firm Resonance Consultancy, ranks the success of a city by analyzing and comparing 28 factors grouped in six key categories.

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The rankings that follow are divided between America’s large cities (principal cities of U.S. metropolitan areas with populations of more than one million) and America’s small cities (principal cities of U.S. metropolitan areas with populations from 200,000 to one million).

America’s Best Large Cities

1. New York
2. Chicago
3. Los Angeles
4. San Francisco
5. Las Vegas
6. San Diego
7. Houston
8. Miami
9. Seattle
10. Boston

America’s Best Small Cities

1. Honolulu
2. Omaha
3. Albuquerque
4. Charleston
5. El Paso
6. Reno
7. Tulsa
8. Madison
9. Myrtle Beach
10. Asheville

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