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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Here's Why San Francisco Is Ranked the Raddest City in America This Year

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM

click to enlarge What's not to like? Also, where does he keep his ATM card?
  • What's not to like? Also, where does he keep his ATM card?

Before you start whining again about how San Francisco seems to have more cock rings than parking spaces, read this piece of great news: S.F. was just voted the best city in America -- yes, even better than New York.

As our sister blog the Exhibitionist notes, Businessweek put together a slideshow of the top 50 cities in

America, concluding that we're the boss, and here's why:

Also See: S.F. or L.A.: Which City Is More Hip?


The City by the Bay, this year's winner, provides residents

with the best blend of entertainment, education, safety, clear air, and a

prosperous economic base. As the heart of the Bay Area, San Francisco

draws on the prosperity of Silicon Valley and possesses its own diverse

history well represented at cultural centers such as the de Young

Museum. Residents care fiercely about their cafés and causes; night life

flourishes in the Mission and the Castro, while tech companies code

away in SOMA.

So you have to wear a sweater and a jacket all summer in San Francisco. Big deal. And doesn't it make us more interesting that our transit system runs crazy racist ads on its buses? Who cares if we keep trying to legislate penises? We have 70 museums, 52 libraries, and 394 watering holes, including the quirky Gold Dust Lounge.

So Los Angeles, which, by the way, came in dead last, can put that piece of news in its pipe and smoke it. Oh, wait, that city is trying to ban pot clubs. Never mind.

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Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert has been Online News Editor for SF Weekly since 2010. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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