Best People in U.S. Cities

In early 2007, Travelandleisure.com and CNN Headline News asked more than 60,000 Americans what they like—and don't like—about 25 large American cities and used the poll results to rank the cities based on a variety of topics, including most intelligent, most attractive, and best culture.

Rank City
1. San Francisco
2. Austin
3. Seattle
4. San Diego
5. Chicago
6. New York
Minneapolis/St. Paul
8. Portland
9. Charleston
10. Honolulu
11. Miami
12. Denver
13. Santa Fe
New Orleans
15. Boston
16. Washington, D.C.
17. San Antonio
18. Nashville
19. Los Angeles
20. Orlando
21. Atlanta
22. Las Vegas
23. Philadelphia
Phoenix/Scottsdale
25. Dallas/Fort Worth

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