List of Most Favorite 15 Cities To Live in U.S.

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If you are looking for breathtaking architecture, beautiful parks and gardens, fun, food, ease, affordability, world-class museums or vibrant nightlife, and more! One out of every three Americans think London, Paris, Mumbai and Tokyo are cool, i track down the most happening Cities in the U.S.

Note: M.S.A means Metropolitan Statistical Areas, 10 is the best score, Net migration for 2011 and unemployment rates are based on using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Moody’s Analytics.

1. Houston, TX

M.S.A.: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Arts & Culture Index: 9.1
Recreation Index: 9.4
Diversity Index: 7.7
Number of Local Eats: 11,196
Median Age: 33
Unemployment: 6.9%
2011 Net Migration: 49,820 people

2. Washington, D.C.

Metro Division: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Arts & Culture Index: 9.9
Recreation Index: 9.3
Diversity Index: 7
Number of Local Eats: 6,149
Median Age: 36
Unemployment: 5.4%
2011 Net Migration: 34,260 people

3. Los Angeles, CA

Metro Division: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA
Arts & Culture Index: 9.9
Recreation Index: 10
Diversity Index: 8.2
Number of Local Eats: 19,921
Median Age: 35
Unemployment: 11.1%
2011 Net Migration: 10,050 people

4. Dallas, TX

Metro Division: Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX
Arts & Culture Index: 9.5
Recreation Index: 8.6
Diversity Index: 7.3
Number of Local Eats: 7,689
Median Age: 33.5
Unemployment: 6.9%
2011 Net Migration: 45,870 people

5. Seattle, WA

M.S.A.: Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA
Arts & Culture Index: 9.6
Recreation Index: 9.9
Diversity Index: 5.5
Number of Local Eats: 6,101
Median Age: 37
Unemployment: 7.1%
2011 Net Migration: 22,380 people

6. San Diego, CA

M.S.A.: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
Arts & Culture Index: 9.2
Recreation Index: 9.6
Diversity Index: 7.4
Number of Local Eats: 6,111
Median Age: 35
Unemployment: 8.8%
2011 Net Migration: 10,850 people

7. Boston, MA

Metro Division: Boston-Quincy, MA
Arts & Culture Index: 10
Recreation Index: 9
Diversity Index: 5.4
Number of Local Eats: 3,862
Median Age: 38
Unemployment: 5.3%
2011 Net Migration: 3,660 people

8. Orange County, CA

Metro Division: Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA
Arts & Culture Index: 8.7
Recreation Index: 9.8
Diversity Index: 7.5
Number of Local Eats: 5,735
Median Age: 36
Unemployment: 7.5%
2011 Net Migration: 13,910 people

9. San Francisco, CA

Metro Division: San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA
Arts & Culture Index: 9.8
Recreation Index: 9.9
Diversity Index: 7.3
Number of Local Eats: 5,650
Median Age: 41
Unemployment: 7%
2011 Net Migration: 6,810 people

10. New York, NY

Metro Division: New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ
Arts & Culture Index: 10
Recreation Index: 10
Diversity Index: 7.9
Number of Local Eats: 26,040
Median Age: 37
Unemployment: 9.2%
2011 Net Migration: -11,900 people

11. San Antonio, TX

M.S.A.: San Antonio, TX
Arts & Culture Index: 6.8
Recreation Index: 5.6
Diversity Index: 6.9
Number of Local Eats: 3,976
Median Age: 34
Unemployment: 6.6%
2011 Net Migration: 25,130 people

12. Chicago, IL

Metro Division: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL
Arts & Culture Index: 9.9
Recreation Index: 9.9
Diversity Index: 6.99
Number of Local Eats: 12,565
Median Age: 35
Unemployment: 8.4%
2011 Net Migration: -22,640 people

13. Fort Worth, TX

Metro Division: Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
Arts & Culture Index: 9.1
Recreation Index: 7.9
Diversity Index: 6.7
Number of Local Eats: 3,455
Median Age: 31
Unemployment: 6.7%
2011 Net Migration: 21,910 people

14. Baltimore, MD

M.S.A.: Baltimore-Towson, MD
Arts & Culture Index: 9.6
Recreation Index: 9.8
Diversity Index: 5.7
Number of Local Eats: 4,451
Median Age: 38
Unemployment: 7.1%
2011 Net Migration: 4,610 people

15. Philadelphia, PA

Metro Division: Philadelphia, PA
Arts & Culture Index: 9.9
Recreation Index: 8.8
Diversity Index: 5.7
Number of Local Eats: 7,294
Median Age: 33.5
Unemployment: 8.1%
2011 Net Migration: -890 people

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