Two Northwest Cities Make Top 10 List of Best Big Cities to Live In!

Living in a big city can be a dream for some, and a nightmare for others, but for those who love the idea of the hustle and bustle of city life, it’s important to know that not all big cities are created equally. 

Some big cities are more expensive, others are better for your social lives, and others are better for finding jobs, and now WalletHub has come out with their picks for the Best Cities To Live In. They looked at 62 big cities, judging them on 56 indicators of attractiveness, including things like, job opportunities, life expectancy, housing affordability, bars and restaurants per capita and more.

With all that in mind, Virginia Beach, Virginia tops the list as the best big city to live in, scoring a 65.49 and landing at number one for affordability and in the Top Ten for education and health. When it comes to quality of life, New York, New York tops the list, although overall the Big Apple lands in seventh place.

Top Ten Big Cities To Live In

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Las Vegas, NV
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. New York, NY
  8. San Jose, CA
  9. Honolulu, HI
  10. Portland, OR

On the flipside, Detroit, Michigan is the worst big city to live in, earning just a 36.15, and landing low on the list for education and health, as well as economy.

Ten Worst Big Cities To Live In

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Memphis, TN
  3. Cleveland, OH
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. St. Louis, MO
  6. Milwaukee, WI
  7. Indianapolis, IN
  8. New Orleans, LA
  9. Fresno, CA
  10. Albuquerque, NM 

Click here to see where your big city falls on the list.

Source: WalletHub

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