US News & World Report Ranks Best Cities to Live in 2021-2022
A word to those who've been leaving San Francisco in droves: you don’t know what you're missing.
San Francisco just ranked 15th (#1 in California) on US News & World Report’s 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022. Too bad you'll have to drain your life savings to move there.
Boulder, Colorado took the #1 spot nationally, followed by Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina and Huntsville, Alabama.
These are the best places to live in California, according to US News & World Report:
- San Francisco (#15)
- San Jose (#36)
- San Diego (#97)
- Sacramento (#98)
- Santa Barbara (#115)
- Santa Rosa (#121)
- Los Angeles (#126)
- Vallejo & Fairfield (#135)
- Fresno (#136)
- Salinas (#141)
- Modesto (#146)
- Stockton (#147)
- Bakersfield (#148)
- Visalia (#149)
See full rankings and methodology here.
List and data were compiled by US News & World Report and do not reflect statistics on all cities.