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America’s Best City Is …


Looking for your next weekend getaway spot … or maybe your next place to live? Resonance Consultancy reveals America’s Best Large and Small Cities for 2018 in a recent report.

To choose the winners, Resonance compared six categories: place (air quality, weather, crime rate, outdoor activities, commute time); product (university rankings, airports, entertainment, housing affordability); programming (shopping, culture, nightlife, cuisine); people (immigration rate and diversity); prosperity (employment rate, GDP, household income); and promotion (TripAdvisor reviews, Instagram Hashtags, Google search results).

The Best Cities for 2018 in the U.S.

America’s Best Large Cities (with a population of one million and above) are:

  1. New York
  2. Chicago
  3. Los Angeles
  4. San Francisco
  5. Las Vegas
  6. San Diego
  7. Houston
  8. Miami
  9. Seattle
  10. Boston

America’s Best Small Cities (with a population of under one million) are:

  1. Honolulu
  2. Omaha
  3. Albuquerque
  4. Charleston
  5. El Paso
  6. Reno
  7. Tulsa
  8. Madison
  9. Myrtle Beach
  10. Asheville

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Caroline Morse Teel is a Senior Editor at SmarterTravel. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

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