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These Are the Best-Run Cities in America

And the worst, which are mostly the biggest

(Newser) - For those tired of carping about your local government, WalletHub offers up some actual statistics to see if that whining is justified—or if you should be cheering instead. The criteria is relatively simple: the amount of public funds available vs. the quality of services citizens receive. The No. 1...

These Are the Happiest Cities on Earth

Aarhus, Denmark, tops rankings from Institute for Quality of Life

(Newser) - The 17 happiest cities in the world are all in Europe—at least according to the Institute for Quality of Life , which recently culled its list of the 250 happiest metropolitan areas with at least 300,000 inhabitants. The rankings looked at five metrics that "have a direct impact...

These Cities Are 'Impossibly Unaffordable'

Hong Kong tops the list of Demographia's latest rankings, with 5 cities in top 10 located in the US

(Newser) - Think your rent or mortgage is high? Try living in one of the world's most "impossibly unaffordable" cities. Demographia's International Housing Affordability report for 2024 is out, which assesses the cost of living in 94 major markets in eight countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,...

These Are the Best US Cities to Live In

Naples, Florida, tops rankings from 'US News and World Report'

(Newser) - US News & World Report is out with its annual "Best Places to Live" ranking within the US. The publication looked at data from various sources—the US Census Bureau, FBI, Labor Department, and the like—for 150 of the nation's biggest cities. It broke things down...

This Is the Best City in America to Raise a Family

Fremont and 4 other California cities make the top 10 on WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Finding the best place to settle down with kids is dependent on a bunch of factors, with those factors prioritized differently for each family. To expedite the big decision, WalletHub examined more than 180 of the nation's most populated cities, using as its gauge nearly four dozen metrics in...

Most In-Demand Summer Vacation Spots on Earth

London tops the Google Flights list

(Newser) - It's not too early to start planning your summer vacation, and Good Morning America is tapping into some Google insights to help you out. Using data gleaned from Google Flights on travel set for June 1 through Aug. 31, the search engine company has pulled out the top destinations,...

Visit These Tiny (but Cool) US Cities

Travel writers reveal their favorites on Thrillist

(Newser) - Smaller cities don't always make it into guidebooks, so a visit means you're in for a unique regional experience, minus the crowds. Thrillist tapped travel writers to name America's best small cities to visit, and they came up with 16 that span the country. Here are a...

American Cities With the Best Quality of Life

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops the list from 'US News'

(Newser) - US News has dropped its annual "best places to live" list, and as far as quality of living goes, Ann Arbor, Michigan, takes the crown. The site notes that Ann Arbor's mix of urban and rural, with a charming Main Street and nearby university, make it "...

Starting a Business? Best and Worst States

You might want to head West to Utah

(Newser) - If you want to hang your shingle and start up a small business, there are certain states that are more willing to help out your dreams of a dog-treat bakery or fly-fishing shop. Wallethub crunched the numbers, looking at metrics that included business environment (growth in the number of startups,...

This Is the Best City in America for Job Seekers

Arizona's Scottsdale tops WalletHub's list, while Newark, NJ, comes in last

(Newser) - New year, new you? If that new you includes scouting for a new job, WalletHub has narrowed down which cities in America are best for that hunt. The site looked at more than 180 of the country's most populated cities, using 31 key metrics in two main categories: a...

2 US Cities Make Cut in World 'Destinations' List
2 US Cities Make Cut
in World 'Destinations' List

2 US Cities Make Cut in World 'Destinations' List

Paris is No. 1, but New York and L.A., make the cut in Euromonitor International's annual ranking

(Newser) - With international travel making a comeback after the peak of the pandemic, the sky's the limit on possible destinations. To help you narrow down where to visit, CNN Travel reveals the most attractive cities worldwide, at least according to Euromonitor International's "Top 100 City Destinations Index 2023....

These Are the Spookiest Cities in America

New York ascends to the top of WalletHub's rankings for where Halloween is king

(Newser) - Ready to get your ghoul on? Halloween is on Tuesday, and people across the nation are prepping their costumes, breaking out the candy bowls, and cueing up "Monster Mash" for when trick-or-treaters arrive. If you're wondering which places really know how to get into the spooky spirit, WalletHub...

Best, Worst Cities to Retire
Best, Worst Cities to Retire

Best, Worst Cities to Retire

The Sunshine State is well represented in the top 10, while the Golden State dominates the bottom

(Newser) - Those lucky enough to be looking to retire might also be looking for the best places in which to do so—and maybe save a coin or two by relocating to a new location. WalletHub notes that the average age of American retirement has stretched from 60 in 1995 to...

10 Small Towns to Consider for Your Golden Years

CNN ranks its favorite places in America for retirees

(Newser) - If you're looking ahead to retirement and trying to suss out how to spend your golden years, now's the time to scout out some ideal spots. CNN has picked some of its favorite small towns in America to consider for a quiet retreat into post-retirement life. The news...

Here Are the Most, Least Livable Cities on Earth
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This Is the Most Livable City in the World

Vienna is No. 1 in rankings of 170+ cities worldwide; no US cities make the top 10

(Newser) - Looking to pull up roots and try to make it in an exciting new city? Head to Vienna, deemed the most livable city, or to Canada, where three cities are among the top picks on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index . The EIU based its rankings of more...

Here Are the Best-Run Cities in America

Nampa, Idaho, is No. 1 in WalletHub's rankings, while San Francisco comes in last

(Newser) - Running a city is no small task—and the past few years, marred by COVID and economic struggles, have tacked new challenges onto the old ones for those in such leadership roles. To see which of America's 150 or so largest cities are operating at peak efficiency, WalletHub looked...

This Is the Friendliest City in the World

Toronto takes the top spot in Preply's rankings; 2 US cities also make the top 10

(Newser) - Looking forward to a summer vacation, or even a relocation? Preply is out with its Community Spirit Index , which ranks more than 50 cities around the world in terms of how friendly they are to non-natives. The language learning app examined six main metrics to gather a sense of how...

Best US Cities to Raise Kids
Best, Worst Cities to Raise Kids

Best, Worst Cities to Raise Kids

A lot of the best seem to be in California

(Newser) - So you want to raise a family, and preferably not in a city with a nuclear waste site. Wallethub examined data from 182 US cities to make the choice a little easier, crunching data in five categories: family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability, and socioeconomics. Cities...

Most (and Least) Glamorous US Cities

The Big Apple is the place to be; West Valley City, Utah, not so much

(Newser) - If you're looking to get dolled up for a night on the town, predictably, the City That Never Sleeps is the place to get your glam on. New York City comes in at No. 1 by a non-country mile on LawnStarter's list of most glamorous American cities. The...

West Dominates Greenest Cities List

WalletHub weighed factors such as greenhouse gas emissions and farmers markets

(Newser) - WalletHub is out with its assessment of how the 100 largest US cities are doing on practicing green living. San Diego tops the list, edging out San Francisco. To rank the cities, the site took into account 28 factors, including greenhouse gas emissions per capita, green job opportunities, energy...

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