10 Best US Cities to Build Your Wealth Surprise: Detroit outranks New York City By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Mar 4, 2016 11:11 AM CST 8 comments Comments The Houston skyline. The city comes in at No. 1 on the list. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Want to get rich quick? Good luck with that. Buf if you're looking to live in a city that at least makes it easier to build up your savings, Bankrate has crunched some numbers. Taking into account factors such as the job market, the housing market, access to financial services, and "after-tax savable income," it has ranked the best US cities for building wealth. Some surprises are in the top 10: Houston Washington, DC Cleveland Detroit New York City Dallas-Fort Worth Baltimore Miami Minneapolis-St. Paul Chicago Click for the full list.