Top 10 Most Livable Cities
Melbourne is No. 1, again
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2012 3:13 PM CDT
The Melbourne skyline.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Need a new hometown? Pack your stuff and head to Melbourne. The Australian metropolis offers a prosperous economy, a hugely successful culinary scene, and access to top-notch sporting events. It ranked No. 1 (for the second year in a row) as the most livable city in the world in the Global Livability Survey, which takes into account crime, health care, education, culture, and infrastructure. Other top-ranking cities, with a heavy Canadian presence, from the Wall Street Journal:

  1. Vienna
  2. Vancouver
  3. Toronto
  4. Calgary
Click here for the full top 10, which includes a few more from Australia.

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Aug 19, 2012 10:53 AM CDT
Melbourne would be a lot more livable, IMHO, if they rotated the downtown so it runs square to the compass (EWNS) instead of that cockeyed not quite 45 degrees off, and then arranged for the Sun to be on the south side. Having your shadow on the south is most unusual to us Canucks. Canucks having a shadow at all is unusual at some times of the year.
Aug 19, 2012 8:24 AM CDT
I'm waiting for Mr. J to pipe in here. I'm happy to say that I've been to nine of the ten cities on this list and have lived in two of them: Toronto & Calgary. I've never been to Helsinki... : (
Aug 19, 2012 6:46 AM CDT
Tip for the day: When in Vegas stay at the Venetian - the towels are so thick.................................. I could barely get my suitcase closed.