Overall Ranking

CITY 2008 2007 2006 2005
Minneapolis, MN 1.5 1 2 2
Seattle, WA 1.5 1 2 2
Washington DC 3 5 3.5 3
St. Paul, MN 4 3 5 9.5
San Francisco, CA 5 7 9 5
Atlanta, GA 6 8 3.5 4
Denver, CO 7 4 8 6
Boston, MA 8 10 11 7
St. Louis, MO 9 6 12 15
Cincinatti, OH 10.5 11 7 9.5
Portland, OR 10.5 12 10 11
Pittsburgh, PA 12 9 6 8
Cleveland, OH 13 13 14 18
Raleigh, NC 14 14 13 13
Columbus, OH 15 21 15 12
Baltimore, MD 16 27 24 21
Austin, TX 17 23 16 16
Kansas City, MO 18 15 17 14
Lexington-Fayette, KY 19.5 17 30 27.5
Nashville-Davidson, TN 19.5 19 18 17
Tulsa, OK 21 16 19.5 24.5
Honolulu, HI 22 18 22 35
Oakland, CA 23 46 35 30
New York, NY 24 28 42 32.5
San Diego, CA 25 36 26 39
Colorado Springs, CO 26 30 33.5 19
Virginia Beach, VA 27 24 27 41
Philadelphia, PA 28 31.5 33.5 32.5
Tampa, Fl 29 20 21 24.5
Sacremento, CA 30 25 28 22
Charlotte, NC 31 26 19.5 20
Tuscon, AZ 32 33 36 34
Miami, FL 33 22 23 27.5
Chicago, IL 34 40 39 46
Albuquerque, NM 35 41 38 37
Milwaukee, WI 36 34.5 31 31
Indianapolis, IN 37 29 29 23
Dallas, TX 38.5 47.5 49 48
Louisville, KY 38.5 31.5 37 40
Omaha, NE 40 34.5 31 31
Las Vegas, NV 41 43 38.5 38
Buffalo, NY 42 42 44 47
Oklahoma City, OK 43 38.5 43 38
Fort Wayne, IN 44 --- --- ---
Fort Worth, TX 45 45 45.5 44.5
San Jose, CA 46 54 50 51
Anchorage, AK 47 38.5 47 43
Toledo, OH 48 37 32 26
Wichita, KS 49 44 48 49
Jacksonville, FL 50 47.5 45.5 44.5
Detroit, MI 51 50 52 56
Newark, NJ 52 49 51 37
Riverside, CA 53 52 56 58.5
Houston, TX 54 55 55 53
Plano, TX 55 51 53 ---
Los Angeles, CA 56 53 56 58.5
Phoenix, AZ 57 56 59 54
Memphis, TN 58 59 54 58.5
Fresno, CA 59 58 60 63
Long Beach, CA 60 60 63 61
Mesa, AZ 61 61 58 52
Santa Ana, CA 62 57 61 62
Arlington, TX 63 62 64.5 57
San Antonio, TX 64 62 63 64
Glendale, AZ 65 --- --- ---
Aurora, CO 66 66 67 55
Anaheim, CA 67 67 64.5 66
Bakersfield, CA 68 64 66 65
Corpus Christi, TX 69 65 68 67
Stockton, CA 70 69 70 69
El Paso TX 71 68 69 68