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:

  1. San Francisco (#15)
  2. San Jose (#36)
  3. San Diego (#97)
  4. Sacramento (#98)
  5. Santa Barbara (#115)
  6. Santa Rosa (#121)
  7. Los Angeles (#126)
  8. Vallejo & Fairfield (#135)
  9. Fresno (#136)
  10. Salinas (#141)
  11. Modesto (#146)
  12. Stockton (#147)
  13. Bakersfield (#148)
  14. 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.


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