Top 10 Cities in the United States
Okay so people you think NYC should not have the throne of The Greatest City in The US? Well let me show you the reasons why NYC tops Chicago and LA. Okay, I am SO tired of people saying NYC is UGLY! First of all NYC is not the only City that is filthy. There are plenty of other cities including Los Angeles. And NYC filth was just in the 80s. Okay yes NY is expensive but it is not on the top ten list of the states that are expensive, but Cali is. We have awesome sports teams too. And seriously cool down with the mean people. That is not a good excuse. People from all over the world visit NYC so your saying the whole world is mean. Also we don't like southerners invading our personal space. Don't worry we hate you too! There are plenty of attractions about 200 something. Sorry Cali you only have 156. And excuse me don't say we aren't bad drivers Chicago! Let me put out a list for ya'. The bad driver list includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, also Florida too. Sorry Florida, woo, I.. ...more
New York is the most iconic, and the most awe inspiring city that I've ever been to. Compare the NYC skyline to other skylines, it's jaw-dropping. Nothing compares. It is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, home to many of the tallest and former tallest buildings in the world, and a huge melting pot of cultures. Not only that, it's huge with banking & finance, immigration, and the publishing industry. Plus, who hasn't heard of Wall Street, or Times Square, or the Statue of Liberty, or the Empire State Building, or Central Park?
I live here, and I love it. But it's the worst place to go to school, I want to live in the suburbs! The schools are cooler, the people are more like the people in disney movies: The popular girls and boys, jocks, I love that idea! And then in New York, it's the annoying girls who want to look like they're insecure or something, the boys who claim they hate the girls, but talk to them anyways... I'm the only person who claims to not like those girls and stays not talking to them. So the city is great, but the schools stink
Easily #1. NYC is amazing and beautiful. If you think it's too filthy, oh please a lot of other major cities are dirtier. If you think it's full of rude people, New York attracts people from all over the world, so you're going to say the entire world is rude? I want to live near NYC when I'm older. There is so much to see and do, and no other city comes close.
Chicago is a great city. The architecture is so beautiful and is very clean (unlike New York). There is so many fun attractions like Navy Pier, The Cloud Gate (a.k.a The Bean), and the Willis Tower. You can also go on a boat which goes through the Chicago River. Also the food in Chicago is amazing. My favorite dish though is obviously Chicago's deep dish pizza. Also, you could check out the sky deck which shows the aerial view of Chicago's skyline. Lastly, you must visit the museums. My favorite museum is the Field Museum. There are also more fun museums like the Navy Pier Children's Museum, The Shedd Aquarium, The Adler Planetarium, and the Science and Industry Museum. You could also visit the surrounding cities like Naperville which is ranked the number #1 city to raise a family.
I know that New York and LA are more popular than Chicago because more people, but come on, chicago is awesome! Sure it is not on the ocean, but it is on the beautiful Lake Michigan! I think that the Great Lakes are more unique that the ocean. Ocean is everywhere, but the Great Lakes are restricted to Ontario and the Midwest (also New York State). Only 8 states touch these mega lakes and so many touch the ocean! Turtles, Muskie and many birds live on the lakes. Chicago even has beaches! It may snow here, but summers here are glorious!
I was in all three largest cities (I'm from Germany), but I liked Chicago the most. The skyline is perfect and you could feel the water (Lake Michigan, the canals) everywhere. Unlike Manhattan, where the buildings want to be far far away from Hudson/East River. I hate New York, because it is too big and it is on an island. Los Angeles is also just too big and you have to use your car to get anywhere (except for the Walk of Fame in Hollywood).
I rent a bike in Chicago and drive along the Lake Michigan shoreline. That was awesome!
This should be Number #1! Why? Here's some reasons Chicago beats Ny.
We have a Pier, all you have are bad Island's.
Chicago's way less expensive.
Chicago gangsters are Cool, unlike yours.
We at Chicago can Store Garbage right, you people throw it out on Sidewalks.
There's way more Room to move around, your City is Crowded with Skyscrapers.
Our Sport's Team actually play's here, Few of yours do.
There's many reasons why Chicago's better.
This city is absolutely disgusting! There are many reasons that this city is terrible; major homelessness problem, housing costs, very few good paying jobs, the City council makes WAY too much money, traffic, graffiti, gangs, poverty, pollution, superficial people, the weather gets boring, huge income inequality, etc. With all of the things wrong with this city, you would think it would be lower down on the list, but it is home. Most Angelenos are stuck here, unfortunately.
L.A. is the best. The weather is the best. It never snows and it rains like 10 times a year. When you plan a day out shopping or golfing, you never have to worry about being rained in or snowed in. That can't be said of freezing N.Y.
The real estate is very expensive. But for that kind of weather and beautiful people and counties, it's worth it.
If you only experienced LA from the freeways then you do not know the city at all. Los Angeles is actually one of the coolest places around. The city is filled with tons of culture, and has some of the best art and architecture in the world. Check out some cool neighborhoods like Silverlake, Echo Park, Downtown, Venice, etc. and you will understand what makes this city so great.
Yes I agree that New York and Chicago have amazing skylines but come on Los Angeles has better weather and entertainment. This is the movie capital of the world and has so much to do from world class museums to great sunny beaches.
I've been to Seattle in December 2018 and November 2019, and I loved it up there. I think Seattle would be a great place to move to since it's usually cloudy and rains a lot there, which I love. I've always loved cold weather and darkness, making Seattle one of the perfect places for me to move to.
Seattle is definitely one of the best cities in America. Crime rates happen but is slow compared to other cities like New York, Los Angeles, and even San Francisco. The people here are very polite. Also if you are tech, this is the perfect city to live. Major companies and industries like Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon are from here. Sports are awesome except for the Mariners choking and no NBA team. Worst thing here is probably homeless camps which is the gay mayor Ed Murray fault
I've lived here for my entire life and it's always has been absolutely amazing.
Personally, Seattle is not a crossroads city, it's the center of the universe, you can fly, ride the ferry, ship, train, bus, car, bike, or even a horse, practically anywhere. Proud of my city!
Low crime rates, high quality of life, clean environment, beautiful scenery, and highly educated people contribute to this cities overall greatness. There's a reason this city is the fastest growing city in the country.
1. NYC is cool, but it is a bit overrated for my taste.
2. As a proud Californian, I will admit that LA is a great city, but it does have its issues. Most importantly, though... Hollywood, baby!
3. It's cool, but not very charming.
San Francisco should be #1. It's GORGEOUS, it has good weather, good food, not a lot of dangerous ghettos, amazing tourist attractions, and very smart people! I will admit that SF is too liberal, though. :L
I love San Francisco because I'm only two hours north of it. It has great diversity of people and culture. The food is awesome. Being a semi-local I'm not a huge fan of the tourist-y areas like Fisherman's Wharf/Pier 39 or that entire area on the Embarcadero. I do however really like Alcatraz and Boudin sourdough. Seeing the Golden Gate is cool, but after a while it just becomes another thing to look at. I love Haight and Ashbury and Union Square. I LOVE THE SF GIANTS! The weather's generally the same year round. It's awesome for day trips and overnighters with groups of friends.
This place is so great. My family has a boat here and we visit every once in a while. There's so much to do here! From Pier 39 to Ghirardelli Square to Golden Gate Park, you'll never feel bored here.
Local from the Bay Area, San Francisco is a 15 minute drive without traffic. The BAY AREA period but San Fransico is when you want the feel of a big city. Beautiful and classic.
I don't know if its just because I'm from philly but man something about it gives me such a good feel. Your not totally clustered like in New York but the surrounding skyscrapers of center city gives nyc vibes. Best sports fanbase in the nation, reading terminal market is just one of many wonderful market places. Penns landing is historic and beautiful, oh and we have rocky.
Philly has everything NYC has on smaller scale...skyscrapers, parks, museums, downtown shopping, good restaurants/bars. No astronomical taxes, no huge crowds, a train system that actually works, affordable living, friendlier people too. Philadelphia is the United States #1, in my opinion.
Philadelphia is the most historically important, a fact that has become a fundamental part of its character in addition to being one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the United States.
Philadelphia is basically the local version of Africa. No offense, but I'd be ashamed of myself if I lived in Philadelphia. The place is full to the brim with drug-dealing trash. Only Detroit and Chicago are worse.
I was born in raised in Boston, and it is such a unique city. One of the most historic cities in America, it is also a leader in education and medical research. As far as entertainment goes, it has one of the best fan bases for sports in the country and has a great comedy scene as well. Although Boston may be smaller than cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, that adds to the appeal and charm of the city.
Far and away the best city in the United States. Strong economy, great culture, proud people, beautiful historic sites, the breathtaking harbor. As far as food, besides New York you might not find a more diverse selection of delicious foods from many different heritages. The pride Boston has in its sports teams (who win, a lot) is unequal to any other city. Definitely number 1!
So proud to be born and raised in Boston. I love my city. Out of some other major cities I've visited, Philly and DC were awesome too, but Boston will always be #1. Downside=expensive, but the salaries tend to make up for the cost of living here big time.
Cool,boston is 7th! It's a really nice city and the capital of Massachusetts. I've been there many times and it's really nice! Also there are really great schools in Boston such as MIT (Massachusetts Instatute of Technology). I'm sorry if my spelling is horrible... Another great school is Harvard.
Washington DC is awesome. There are a lot of cool places to see in DC, such as the Washington Monument, the White House, the US Capitol, and the Lincoln Memorial.
I've lived in DC my whole live and if you call murders, shooting muggings and pickpocketers welcome to the REAL DC..
Very gay friendly! Easy to get around and the food and nightlife are amazing...
The capitol of the US of A deserves a little more respect don't ya think?
Myrtle Beach, place 154, has a great beach, Miami has good beaches as well, but it's pretty far from DC, Baltimore, Philly, NYC, Boston, Pittsburgh, Roanoke, Richmond, just to name a few. Myrtle Beach is a little bit closer to these cities. The traffic on Saturdays to Myrtle Beach and probably Miami too is bad as well. Myrtle Beach is probably just as good as Miami.
This is by far one of the nicest cities in the North American Continent. It is quickly becoming the architectural, cultural and economic hub of Latin America and that shows in its influence of latin cultural and modern design.
1)Bad Boys 2 based here.
2)Home of the Basketball team Miami Heat.
3)Home of the American Football team Miami Dolphins.
4)The "playboys paradise".
5)Hot chicks round every corner.
What more could you want?
Wonderful beach, awesome night clubs, wonderful lights at night, bunch of palm trees, hot girls and nice tropical weather. I also would like to live there, but gotta watch out from hurricanes.
I love Atlanta Georgia because at night all the buildings are lit up and I love to shop in Atlanta. I also love how we have the largest aquarium in the United States.
Atlanta is a great city! It might not be the best, but it's definitely better than the most expensive cities in the U.S, like Los Angeles or NYC city.
I went there during 4th of July in 2015 and this place is great! The Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola was really cool!
I lived here for a while, it is an awesome place!
The best weather in the world. You can wear 3 layers or half a layer and you'd be fine. The only city in the US where you'll never have to take the weather into account. Surprisingly rich in history/museums and has an overwhelming amount of things and places to see, too much to list. Epic landscape with gorgeous beaches, coastal bluffs, canyons, foothills and mountains. The antithesis of boring geography. Exceptional food with great places to eat anywhere you go. Bunch of neighborhoods and areas with so much partying/nightlife that it guarantees you'll get FOMO if you move almost anywhere else. One of the best collection of schools in the country. The list goes on and on and on. Paradise on Earth
Okay, if any of you visited this place, you'll know what I'm talking about. There is simply nothing better than this. EVERYONE is so nice and friendly, we are all just outgoing and chill surfers and we love our home. There's pretty much no smoking, gangs, etc. We are just typical happy go lucky people who live the waves.
Best city in US! Just like LA, but perfected. Amazing climate, less traffic, beautiful beaches, and many nice neighborhoods! Much less ghetto than many of the cities on the LA. The city is also rich in culture. Their are neighborhoods and suburbs for any type of person too.
Some people think this city is boring in California because you look at LA and you have all these celebrities, movie studios, beaches. San Diego has so many fun things to do too and it has great weather and great seafood.
After living in Austin and Boston I am very happy to have moved to Denver. (Though I think those other two cities are great) Denver has fabulous weather, not to hot or cold, but still has 4 seasons with constant sunshine, and people are quite friendly. The city has done a good job preserving historic areas, while also promoting new development with smart planning. I love having the mountains as a back drop and play area, and the city offers plenty of fun and cultural things to do. Don't sleep on Denver, there is a reason over 50% of the population was born out of state.
Denver is not as large as the leaders on this list, and I wouldn't put it very high on a tourist city list, but Denver is absolutely on of the best cities to live in. Denver is exceptionally clean and modern and its downtown is incredible. I have been to most cities in the country so I know what I am talking about. If you haven't been to Denver in a few years you will be surprised. Denver is absolutely booming right now.
I live in Kansas near colorado. I have been to Denver 27+ times in my lifetime. I have been all around Denver. The city is very diverse, clean, so much construction (its growing fast), great hospitals, nice people (I've talked to a lot of people there), interesting weather, not too hot/cold, lots of nightlife, beautiful homes, however the traffic can be a pain, but there's a lot of good things this city has to offer.
I moved from Texas to Denver as a child because I had bronchitis and ear infection so we moved to Denver and I was cured. I lived there from 1990-2006 and it is a city unlike no other. In my humble opinion it's like a miniature Chicago or New York City. Great nightlife and restaurant scene. The museums and library system are out of this world.
Only voting so I can comment. As a resident of Houston, I greatly dislike it. I may have grown up here, but it's totally bland and the weather is just ugly, even when it's sunny. I'm surprised that this is higher than Austin (the REAL best city in Texas), Dallas, or even San Antonio..
How is this not in the top 5 at least?! I live in this city, and it is the best. Lots of great places to visit, and a very great place to live.
I live in Houston! It has lots of museums, and is really pretty. Cool downtown area, especially the aquarium!
I'm not saying it's the best citys ever, but one of the best in the United States of america, and should be at least in the top 10.
We live in the Minneapolis area and anyone who finds it boring here has only themselves to blame. Only New York and Chicago have more theaters than Minneapolis, that's a fact. We have professional sports year round, the Wild is actually pretty good and the Twins and Vikings are improving. There are lakes, hiking and biking trails, great night life, as well as a very active church community. There is the Minnesota Science Center, the Walker Art Center, all sorts of culture all over the place. And shopping? How does MALL OF AMERICA sound? The traffic can get congested but it usually moves pretty well, even at rush hour. And there are actually rural areas right within the Twin Cities metropolitan area. And yes, there is bad weather. You dress for it and enjoy it! The schools are well funded usually and we have a fantastic governor in Mark Dayton. The restaurants are awesome, and for an area of almost three million people, the Twin Cities are easy to get around in. And the winters have ...more
As a Minnesotan I am here to tell you why you should come here. The winters may be brutally cold but the 90 degree summers make up for it. Southern Minnesota has beautiful scenery with small towns all over and plenty to do in both winter and summer. Towns I recommend living/visiting are the Twin Cities, Rochester, Shakopee, and Mankato/Saint Peter.
Northern Minnesota has lakes all over with forests. If you love nature you should definitely stop by. You should visit Bemidji, Duluth, and International falls.
WARNING: must be able to take on -30 winters, man eating mosquitoes, deadly tornadoes, and our accents
AWESOME! Although it does have quite the mosquito problem... And too much darn snow... And cold. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT! It has over 15,000 lakes, diverse population, nice cities, great ski/snowboard areas, amazing state fair, and did I mention LAKES?
Nice city, very underrated.
I came to Orlando for a 2 week holiday and all I will say is it was the greatest holiday by far I have ever been on.
If you visit Orlando, go to Universal Studios instead of Disney World. It's more fun for all ages.
Orlando used to be rank 4 on based on where people would live in the United States, enough said.
Loads of fun, with their numerous theme parks. Absolutely loved Disney World!
Great city to explore with tons of sights to see and things to do. Love the beaches, aquarium, zoo, Busch Gardens, cool neighborhoods, and everything in between.
I've lived in Tampa for 12 years. There's simply no better place in the U.S. to live. So beautiful, and so many things to do.
Love the cool neighborhoods, palm trees, and beautiful beaches nearby.
Amazing beaches and tons of stuff to do!
Amazing city, and I bet by 2020 it will be in the top 10 most populated US cities. It is the 2nd fastest growing city in the USA (behind Austin), they have plenty of amazing attractions, including a great theme park named Carowinds, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, & the Bank of America Stadium. They are home to amazing sports teams including the famous Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers, & the Charlotte Knights. They have a beautiful skyline, the people there are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and it also has amazing weather. It surprises me how many people have no idea this city even exists! It should be higher on this list.
Yep! Gotta love the Queen City! Best city in North Carolina! It's just as good as New York City!
Very underrated city. Small, a lot to do, and surprisingly clean.
Raleigh should be above Charlotte. Where is Raleigh?
It's a good place to live if you really like living without taxes or traffic, the people you meet here are very different and not all the same so keep note of that, and the entertainment, physical features, or weather, but its in the middle of the desert so you will be paying a lot for energy and water so that is some of the cons you want to take notice of before moving here.
Everyone has to understand the Vegas isn't just casinos, from Vegas, you can visit red Rock canyon, mount charleston, lake Mead, Hoover dam, Grand canyon just in a few hours drive! Or sometimes less than an hour drive! Vegas is the place to be!
Vegas is a great place to visit and live as well! Low cost of living, not super traffic compare to cities like LA, Step out of the strip and it is just like any other city, people living their normal lives, may not be the best among all but a great city to live in if you wanna stay away from the very populated cities.
This is the best place ever! I went for the first time when I was 12 and I was amazed ever since! I go every year now!
This city shows signs Michigan is not a wasteland like some people say. No, the title of "Wasteland" would go to a city called Flint. Grand Rapids, however, holds ArtPrize, the world's biggest art competition, as well as being called the "Beer City of the US" for people who would have a little of that. That, as well as the beauty in the cities, and the surrounding Lakeshore cities (Holland and Grand Haven), ma, e Grand Rapids a great place.
Great city, good size, very liveable, a lot to do, lake michigan just a half hour away. Cost of living is fantastic and raising a family here is great. definitely an ideal place to live a quality american life. Has the right/balanced amount of everything. Good people, safe place
I currently live here and it is a great city. Great food, entertainment, and attractions. The cost to live here is also not bad and there are a lot of great people who live here.
Amazing city, nice people. Not too big, not too small. Have awesome sports, resturaunts, and the best people on the radio. Grand Rapids is by far the best city in Michigan and to me, the world.
I've just been there. It was so beautiful and lively! Although it's highly civilized, highly developed and industrialized, it's still lively with lively people, lively streets and lifestyles! It's never a boring city! It was the best city that I have travelled to!
Home to Ray's hardware the largest family owned gun store in America.
What a huge metro area! Everything you could possibly want!
I hate Dallas. Way too hot. Cowboys suck
I'm proud to call Milwaukee my home. It's just an overall awesome city. Great beer drinking culture, awesome sports teams (Bucks, Brewers, Packers), also right on Lake Michigan. We get all 4 seasons including a nice warm summer and snowy winter for winter activities. There is a ton to do (Museums, Discovery world, Miller Park, Bradley Center, The Rave, Summerfest, Bradford Beach, Casinos, County Zoo, and so much much more). Their are also some nice universities including UW-Milwaukee and Marquette in the area. Not only that, but everyone who lives there is nice. Downtown is great, but the suburban neighborhoods are also really nice. I was born and raised in MKE and I swear I will never move!
The best place to get a good meal and a beer, and you can see some pretty good concerts and sports teams too. Good suburbs around it, too, and everyone is so nice (given we are so close to Canada)!
Milwaukee is the best city! I love being 30 minutes away from it, because it's a good distance from this great city! This city is my absolute favorite place to live!
Very pretty and SOOO awesome. I love doing the lake walk when I'm there. Everyone thinks it just a normal city but its amazingf
It has an ugly charm to it. Sure our skies are grey and our lakes our polluted, but it shows a character that no other city has.
No! Cleveland SUCKS! Been there and been bullied! The only positive thing is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Some of the Midwest's tallest skyscrapers on the shore of Lake Erie. It doesn't get any better than that.
Cleveland is awesome. I'm lucky I live close by
I was born in portland and I love it it is sooo beautiful with its flowers big beautiful parks lots of food trucks amazing equality rights and the sports are amazing go portland timbers!
Portland is by far one of the best cities, even if it is quaint in comparison to the larger markets. Everyone is welcome there and it's clean, it's damn clean!
Insane food trucks, caters to ALL vegetarians, everyone is super nice and eco friendly, Nike is live.
Top 10 Cities:
4. New York
6. Los Angeles
7. Las Vegas
9. San Fransisco
One of the cities that have low crime rates. Air quality is good since Portland is big on being green. Good food and it has great microbreweries.
I love New Orleans! Great food and architecture! If you come you have to go to Cafe du Monde and get beignets because they are delicious! We have such a great culture and great festivals. Plus it isn't illegal to drink on the streets! And if you come go to Bourbon street.
Truly a beautiful, one-of-a-kind American city. French architecture, beautiful music, tasty food and a hell of a lot of festivals makes New Orleans such a wonderful place.
Must be higher on this list!
I wouldn't call it the best but that's just because if you take a wrong turn you might end up getting shot... I know this from personal experience.
New Orleans is fun. Don't forget about the Saints though. Good food. Benyays are great. So much to do. BUT, there is a murder every single day here and also drug dealers.
Nashville is the best city to live in! It has diversity, good climate, and a wide array of fun things to do! Even if you don't move there, it's definitely worth visiting. I ❤️ Nashville!