America’s 12 best big cities to live in right now – Business Insider

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SeattleShutterstockSeattle is one of America’s best major metro cities to live in, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Big cities aren’t for everyone. But America’s best metropolises have become magnets for people looking to find a great job and start a new, exciting life. 

In its recently released ranking of the best places to live in America, U.S. News & World Report gathered data on the 100 most populous US cities. Among the factors they considered: affordable housing, access to well-paying jobs, a low cost of living, good schools, and quality healthcare (you can read U.S. News’ full methodology here). 

U.S. News separately ranked the best mega-cities on their list, defined as the major metros with populations above 2.5 million people. Business Insider has included the top-12 big cities from that list.

Scores for “value,” a blend of annual household income and cost of living, and “quality of life,” which accounts for crime, college readiness, commute, and other factors, are included below on a 10-point scale, as well as the city’s population and median annual salary.

Keep reading to discover America’s 12 best big cities to live in right now.

America’s 12 best big cities to live in right now – Business Insider

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