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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Once Again: San Francisco Ranks Third Most Livable City in America for People 35 and Under

Posted By on Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 8:00 AM

It's raining, it's pouring and all these lists about the best and worst cities in America are getting kinda boring. However, we still love to see where San Francisco ranks, so here's another one!

For the second year in a row, the folks over at Vocativ have ranked San Francisco as the third most livable city in America for the 35-and-under crowd. Guess it's better to repeat oneself than to have a major drop-off  like Portland, who fell from number one to number 10 this year. Sorry, Portland.  

Third place actually isn't all that bad, especially because Vocativ admits that San Francisco would be number one if it weren't for the City's rent rates. The upside is that the Inner Richmond and Outer Sunset received special nods as "far-flung areas" of the City that are worth checking out; but, they also note these areas are now populated by the "cool kids" who can't afford to pay rent elsewhere in S.F. Maybe you're one of these cool kids? Or maybe you're one of the neighbors who can't wait for the cool kids to leave?

Cool kids aside, San Francisco earns extra points for its major LGBTQ population, affordable taco stands and all that open space like Golden Gate Park. In other words, all that matters in this world. 

The Top 10 cities according to Vocativ’s Livability Index:
  1. New York, NY
  2. Arlington, TX
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Austin, TX
  6. Minneapolis, MN
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Saint Paul, MN
  9. Madison, WI
  10. Portland, OR
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