5 a.m., April 16
San Diego Named 7th Best City
Bloomberg Businessweek is out with a list of the best U.S. cities based on such criteria as the number of restaurants, bars and museums per capita; number of colleges, libraries, and professional sports teams; the income, poverty, unemployment, crime and foreclosure rates; percent of population with bachelor's degrees or higher; public school performance; park acres per 1,000 residents, and air quality.
San Diego comes in 7th and is the only city with more than 1 million population in the top ten. "It's difficult to find a city that has weather more classically perfect. Essentially, it's always sunny," says the publication.
The top ten are, in order, Raleigh; Arlington, Va.; Honolulu; Scottsdale; Irvine; Washington D.C.; San Diego; Virginia Beach; San Francisco, and Anchorage. The populations are for the city, not the metro area.
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