Five California Locales Make World's Best Cities List

In a lengthy report, real estate advisory group Resonance Consultancy has ranked the world’s best cities for 2020. The six main categories were place, product, people, prosperity, programming, and promotion. Factors included GDP, university rankings, crime statistics, airport data, attractions, Google searches, social media results, and more.

Four California locales made the top 25: Los Angeles (#9), San Francisco (#11), San Diego (#20), and San Jose (#25). Sacramento made the broader list at #82.

The top three contenders were London, New York, and Paris.

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