Using criteria like the number of bars, restaurants and libraries in town along with data like crime rates and air quality, Bloomberg Businessweek has published its list of America’s 50 Best Cities.
[box]New Orleans is legendary for its good times and is now also known for its resilient response to the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. Less obvious strengths, however, abound in the quality of its air and its universities, anchored by Tulane University. Low median household incomes and a high rate of crime keep the Big Easy out of the top 10, but they can’t take away the French Quarter’s iconic charms—from its genteel beignets to the sloppy, bead-induced revels of Bourbon Street.[/box]
Low income and high crime, got it. Can somebody downtown get on that?
San Francisco took home the top honor this year, followed by Seattle (Holler!) and Washington D.C.
We’ll get ‘em next year!