San Francisco Voted America's Best City 2012

Businessweek released its annual “Best Places to Live” rankings today, and San Francisco took the top spot.

Businessweek evaluated 100 of the largest cities in the U.S. and based its rankings on the following, in order of importance:

  • Leisure attributes: Number of bars, restaurants, libraries, museums, parks, pro sports teams (major and minor)
  • Education: Public school performance, number of colleges, amount of people with graduate degrees
  • Economic factors: Unemployment rates, crime, and air quality, which seems more environmental than economic, but we'll take it

Not included in the rankings (to our favor) were how often one must wear a jacket, how far and often one must walk uphill, and amount of time spent crying over rent.

Here's the breakdown:

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