This Is the Best City to Live In If You Want to Get Rich Houston? Really? By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Oct 26, 2015 3:50 PM CDT 33 comments Comments A railing from an apartment complex and the Houston skyline overlook the Buffalo Bayou as it snakes its way into downtown Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) (Newser) – Want to get rich? Consider moving to ... Houston. Yes, the Texas city tops a new Bankrate.com study of the best US cities in which to accumulate wealth, according to US News & World Report. Bankrate looked at 18 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country—and even a Bankrate financial analyst was surprised at how they ranked. "I would have thought that San Francisco would have been higher on the list," considering the tech boom, but instead it ranked as No. 13. Here are the top 8: Houston Washington, DC Cleveland Detroit New York City Dallas-Fort Worth Baltimore Miami As the analyst explains, certain cities likely ended up higher on the list because, even if their job markets aren't great, they offer a lower cost of living and thus it's easier for residents to save money. Click for the full list.