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Cities Ranked and Rated: 1 - 100


Cities Ranked and Rated: 1 - 100

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2007 Rank Metro area 2004 Rank
1 Gainesville, FL 56
2 Bellingham, WA 38
3 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 12
4 Colorado Springs, CO 18
5 Ann Arbor, MI 6
6 Ogden-Clearfield, UT 84
7 Asheville, NC 8
8 Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 128
9 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 3
10 Boise City-Nampa, ID 68
11 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria, CA 4
12 Logan, UT-ID N/A
13 Provo-Orem, UT 146
14 Corvallis, OR 10
15 Durham, NC 13
16 Olympia, WA 16
17 Charlottesville, VA 1
18 Flagstaff, AZ 244
19 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 79
20 Santa Fe, NM 2
21 Dover, DE 25
22 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 147
23 Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL N/A
24 Lexington-Fayette, KY 91
25 Lafayette, IN 23
26 Napa, CA 78
27 Salt Lake City, UT 84
28 Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH N/A
29 Athens-Clarke County, GA 34
30 Richmond, VA 55
31 Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC 81
32 Iowa City, IA 191
33 Columbus, IN N/A
34 Medford, OR 72
35 St. Louis, MO-IL 97
36 Columbus, OH 94
37 Spokane, WA 190
38 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 92
39 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 202
40 Fargo, ND-MN 87
41 Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI 224
42 Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ 83
43 Wichita, KS 35
44 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 167
45 Ocean City, NJ N/A
46 Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 52
47 Winchester, VA-WV N/A
48 Spartanburg, SC 80
49 State College, PA 31
50 Evansville, IN-KY 47
51 San Antonio, TX 93
52 Naples-Marco Island, FL 53
53 South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 132
54 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7
55 Abilene, TX 32
56 Bend, OR N/A
57 Atlantic City, NJ 123
58 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 168
59 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA N/A
60 Roanoke, VA 11
61 Coeur d'Alene, ID N/A
62 Boulder, CO 142
63 Raleigh-Cary, NC 13
64 Reno-Sparks, NV 9
65 Punta Gorda, FL 49
66 Grand Junction, CO 62
67 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 64
68 Eugene-Springfield, OR 21
69 Lewiston, ID-WA N/A
70 Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD N/A
71 Manchester-Nashua, NH 151
72 St. George, UT N/A
73 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA 107
74 Pittsburgh, PA 28
75 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 66
76 Pueblo, CO 20
77 Bergen-Passaic, NJ 176
78 Madison, WI 37
79 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 27
80 Greeley, CO 89
81 Trenton-Ewing, NJ 169
82 Salem, OR 141
83 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 74
84 Dayton, OH 41
85 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 98
86 Bloomington, IN 29
87 Springfield, OH 41
88 Missoula, MT 96
89 Honolulu, HI 5
90 Nassau-Suffolk, NY 19
91 Savannah, GA 156
92 Prescott, AZ N/A
93 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA 54
94 Greenville, SC 80
95 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 184
96 Lancaster, PA 186
97 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA 165
98 Jackson, MS 178
99 Knoxville, TN 103
100 Lawrence, KS 194

Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, MS (#293 in 2004) and New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (#139 in 2004) were not ranked this year.