Overall Ranking

CITY FINAL RANK
2011
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Washington, DC 1 1 2 3 5 3.5 3
Seattle, WA 2 2 1 1.5 2 1 1
Minneapolis, MN 3 3 3 1.5 1 2 2
Atlanta, GA 4 4 5 6 8 3.5 4
Boston, MA 5 12 8 8 10 11 7
Pittsburgh, PA 6 5 4 12 9 6 8
Cincinnati, OH 7 11 9 10.5 11 7 9.5
St. Louis, MO 8 9.5 11 9 6 12 15
San Francisco, CA 9 6 12 5 7 9 5
Denver, CO 10 8 10 7 4 8 6
Portland, OR 11 9.5 6 10.5 12 10 11
St. Paul, MN 12 7 7 4 3 5 9.5
Cleveland, OH 13 14 13 13 13 14 18
Kansas City, MO 14 17 14 18 15 17 14
Oakland, CA 15 37 35 23 46 35 30
Raleigh, NC 16 13 19 14 14 13 13
New Orleans, LA 17 15 17 -- -- -- --
Baltimore, MD 18 18 26 16 27 24 21
Honolulu CDP, HI 19 27 28 22 18 22 35
Virginia Beach, VA 20 35 44 27 24 27 41
Tulsa, OK 21 24 20.5 21 16 19.5 24.5
Austin, TX 22.5 21 16 17 23 16 16
New York City, NY 22.5 26 29 24 28 42 32.5
Lexington-Fayette, KY 24 23 15 19.5 17 30 27.5
Tampa, FL 25 19 20.5 29 20 21 24.5
Colorado Springs, CO 26 25 24 26 30 33.5 19
Nashville-Davidson, TN 27 22 18 19.5 19 18 17
Lincoln, NE 28 20 23 -- -- -- --
Chicago, IL 29 28 30 34 40 39 46
Columbus, OH 30 16 22 15 21 15 12
Philadelphia, PA 31 31.5 32 28 31.5 33.5 32.5
San Jose, CA 32 50.5 56 46 54 50 51
Buffalo, NY 33.5 41 41.5 42 42 44 47
San Diego, CA 33.5 38.5 33.5 25 36 26 39
Newark, NJ 35 57 57 52 49 51 37
Miami, FL 36 29.5 33.5 33 22 23 27.5
Indianapolis, IN 37 34 25 37 29 29 23
Albuquerque, NM 38 43 39 35 41 38 36
Fort Wayne, IN 39 46 43 44 -- -- --
Greensboro, NC 40.5 38.5 36 -- -- -- --
Omaha, NE 40.5 42 37 40 34.5 31 31
Louisville-Jefferson Co.,KY 42 40 40 38.5 31.5 37 40
Toledo, OH 43 47 47 48 37 32 26
Sacramento, CA 44 45 41.5 30 25 28 22
Charlotte, NC 45 31.5 27 31 26 19.5 20
Plano, TX 46 54 53.5 55 51 53 --
Las Vegas, NV 47 52 50 41 43 40 44.5
Milwaukee, WI 48 29.5 31 36 34.5 25 29
Detroit, MI 49.5 56 51 51 50 52 56
Oklahoma City, OK 49.5 36 38 43 38.5 43 38
Dallas, TX 51 44 48 38.5 47.5 49 48
Jacksonville, FL 52 49 55 50 47.5 45.5 44.5
Henderson, NV 53 63 64 -- -- -- --
Fort Worth, TX 54 50.5 52 45 45 45.5 44.5
Tucson, AZ 55 33 45 32 33 36 34
Phoenix, AZ 56 58 59 57 56 59 54
Riverside, CA 57 59 58 53 52 56 58.5
Santa Ana, CA 58 67 67 62 57 61 62
Los Angeles, CA 59 61 62 56 53 57 60
Houston, TX 60 60 60 54 55 55 53
Anchorage, AK 61 53 49 47 38.5 47 43
Wichita, KS 62 48 46 49 44 48 49
Memphis, TN 63 55 53.5 58 59 54 58.5
Arlington, TX 64 71 70.5 63 62 64.5 57
Long Beach, CA 65 68 63 60 60 63 61
San Antonio, TX 66 62 61 64 62 63 64
Aurora, CO 67 74 70.5 66 66 67 55
Glendale, AZ 68 66 65.5 65 -- -- --
Anaheim, CA 69 72 69 67 67 64.5 66
Mesa, AZ 70 65 68 61 61 58 52
Fresno, CA 71 64 65.5 59 58 60 63
Stockton, CA 72 75 72 70 69 70 69
El Paso, TX 73 69.5 75 71 68 69 68
Corpus Christi, TX 74 69.5 74 69 65 68 67
Bakersfield, CA 75 73 73 68 64 66 65