Infographic: Which major city is best to live in?

Summary:Would you live here?

Which city is best? Here at SmartPlanet, that question is never far from our minds. From The Economist to Frommer's to the U.S. Census Bureau , everyone has a different answer -- and a different set of criteria.

Fortunate for us, Businessweek took a number of these metrics -- including education, cost of living, and crime rate -- and blended them together to create a master list of the nation's most habitable places.

Does your hometown fit the bill? Find out below:


[For Rent]

Interested in city rankings? Read more:

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Claire Lambrecht has written for the New York Times, Slate, Salon, The Nation, and CBS MoneyWatch. Previously, she taught English as a Teach for America Corps Member and Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. She holds degrees from Cornell University, the University of Hawaii, and the Arthur M. Carter Journalism Institute at New York U... Full Bio

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