CNN Money has released their Top 100 Cities to Live.
These lists always make me laugh. It seems that every place I have lived in has claimed that it has won the “top place to live in FOOBAR magazine”.
However, the lists show me the statistical view of things. It shows that it is better to live in a suburb than an actual city.
For example, I think that it is a lot nicer to live in Boulder, CO than Westminster, CO. However, the “price” amount of the equation will knock Westminster up in the rankings.
How can great cities such as NYC and San Fran not be anywhere to be seen on these lists? They may not be for everyone, but they have a lot going for them and I think I would prefer them to: Olathe, KS, West Bloomfield , MI, Richardson, TX, or Gilbert, AZ for examples (no offense to those cities).