America's 10 Cleanest Cities

Forbes picks top 10

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 26, 2008 1:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – Clean air and water makes for happy city dwellers, and clean streets help attract tourists—and businesses. Forbes went coast-to-coast to pick the 10 cleanest big cities in America. The Sunshine State led the way, with four entries:

  1. Miami, Fla.
  2. Seattle, Wash.
  3. Jacksonville, Fla.
  4. Orlando, Fla.
  5. Portland, Ore.

  1. San Francisco, Calif.
  2. Oklahoma City, Okla.
  3. Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
  4. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
  5. San Jose-Sunnyvale, Calif. 
        
 

Miami topped the list of America's cleanest cities.
Miami topped the list of America's cleanest cities.   (Magnum Photos)
Miami and other big cities on the cleanest list have managed to balance population growth with keeping the air and water clean.
Miami and other big cities on the cleanest list have managed to balance population growth with keeping the air and water clean.   ((c) tylerdurden1)
Seattle came in second place on Forbes' list of America's cleanest cities.
Seattle came in second place on Forbes' list of America's cleanest cities.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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