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America’s 20 best and worst large cities to live in, 2017

A new study from WalletHub puts Virginia Beach No. 1 nationally as the best large city in which to live, while Detroit, Mich. has named the worst place to call home.

Seattle came in at No. 2 on the list of “2017’s Best Big Cities to Live in,” followed by Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Colorado Springs (Colorado). In order to determine the most family-friendly places in America, the site evaluated 62 cities with populations of more than 300,000 people.

The 20 Best Big Cities to Live In, 2017:

  1. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  2. Seattle
  3. Pittsburgh
  4. San Diego
  5. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  6. Austin, Texas
  7. Minneapolis
  8. Las Vegas
  9. Denver
  10. San Jose, California
  11. New York, NY
  12. Portland, OR
  13. Honolulu, HI
  14. Tampa, FL
  15. Omaha, NE
  16. San Francisco, CA
  17. Aurora, CO
  18. Chicago, IL
  19. Mesa, AZ
  20. Raleigh, NC

And in case you were wondering, the top 20 worst large cities….

The 20 Worst Big Cities to Live In, 2017

  1. Detroit, MI
  2. Memphis, Tennessee
  3. St. Louis, MO
  4. Baltimore, MD
  5. Fresno, California

  6. Indianapolis
  7. Long Beach, California
  8. Santa Ana, California
  9. Miami
  10. Cleveland
  11. Tulsa, OK
  12. Bakersfield, CA
  13. Oakland, CA
  14. New Orleans, LA

  15. Houston, TX
  16. Corpus Christi, TX
  17. Milwaukee, WI
  18. Tucson, AZ
  19. Philadelphia, PA
  20. Dallas, TX

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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