Overall Rankings

 

CITY FINAL RANK
2009
2008 2007 2006 2005
Seattle, WA 1 1.5 2 1 1
Washington, DC 2 3 5 3.5 3
Minneapolis, MN 3 1.5 1 2 2
Pittsburgh, PA 4 12 9 6 8
Atlanta, GA 5 6 8 3.5 4
Portland, OR 6 10.5 12 10 11
St. Paul, MN 7 4 3 5 9.5
Boston, MA 8 8 10 11 7
Cincinnati, OH 9 10.5 11 7 9.5
Denver, CO 10 7 4 8 6
St. Louis, MO 11 9 6 12 15
San Francisco, CA 12 5 7 9 5
Cleveland, OH 13 13 13 14 18
Kansas City, MO 14 18 15 17 14
Lexington-Fayette, KY 15 19.5 17 30 27.5
Austin, TX 16 17 23 16 16
New Orleans, LA 17 -- -- -- --
Nashville-Davidson, TN 18 19.5 19 18 17
Raleigh, NC 19 14 14 13 13
Tampa, FL 20.5 29 20 21 24.5
Tulsa, OK 20.5 21 16 19.5 24.5
Columbus, OH 22 15 21 15 12
Lincoln, NE 23 -- -- -- --
Colorado Springs, CO 24 26 30 33.5 19
Indianapolis, IN 25 37 29 29 23
Baltimore, MD 26 16 27 24 21
Charlotte, NC 27 31 26 19.5 20
Honolulu CDP, HI 28 22 18 22 35
New York City, NY 29 24 28 42 32.5
Chicago, IL 30 34 40 39 46
Milwaukee, WI 31 36 34.5 25 29
Philadelphia, PA 32 28 31.5 33.5 32.5
Miami, FL 33.5 33 22 23 27.5
San Diego, CA 33.5 25 36 26 39
Oakland, CA 35 23 46 35 30
Greensboro, NC 36 -- -- -- --
Omaha, NE 37 40 34.5 31 31
Oklahoma City, OK 38 43 38.5 43 38
Albuquerque, NM 39 35 41 38 36
Louisville-Jefferson Co.,KY 40 38.5 31.5 37 40
Buffalo, NY 41.5 42 42 44 47
Sacramento, CA 41.5 30 25 28 22
Fort Wayne, IN 43 44 -- -- --
Virginia Beach, VA 44 27 24 27 41
Tucson, AZ 45 32 33 36 34
Wichita, KS 46 49 44 48 49
Toledo, OH 47 48 37 32 26
Dallas, TX 48 38.5 47.5 49 48
Anchorage, AK 49 47 38.5 47 43
Las Vegas, NV 50 41 43 40 44.5
Detroit, MI 51 51 50 52 56
Fort Worth, TX 52 45 45 45.5 44.5
Memphis, TN 53.5 58 59 54 58.5
Plano, TX 53.5 55 51 53 --
Jacksonville, FL 55 50 47.5 45.5 44.5
San Jose, CA 56 46 54 50 51
Newark, NJ 57 52 49 51 37
Riverside, CA 58 53 52 56 58.5
Phoenix, AZ 59 57 56 59 54
Houston, TX 60 54 55 55 53
San Antonio, TX 61 64 62 63 64
Los Angeles, CA 62 56 53 57 60
Long Beach, CA 63 60 60 63 61
Henderson, NV 64 -- -- -- --
Fresno, CA 65.5 59 58 60 63
Glendale, AZ 65.5 65 -- -- --
Santa Ana, CA 67 62 57 61 62
Mesa, AZ 68 61 61 58 52
Anaheim, CA 69 67 67 64.5 66
Arlington, TX 70.5 63 62 64.5 57
Aurora, CO 70.5 66 66 67 55
Stockton, CA 72 70 69 70 69
Bakersfield, CA 73 68 64 66 65
Corpus Christi, TX 74 69 65 68 67
El Paso, TX 75 71 68 69 68