Living: What Makes Home Sweet

Rating the most desirable cities in the U.S.

The ideal place to live in the U.S.? Most of the 5 million Americans who move to a new state each year might settle for San Francisco, say, or Santa Barbara, Calif, or Daytona Beach, Fla. Tucson, Ariz., and New Orleans have their adherents, as do Boston and New York City.

In fact, Pittsburgh, a city that has often been maligned, would be a better bet than any of those popular choices. Cleveland would be worth serious consideration. By some counts, Chicago is superior to San Diego...

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