Where is the best city to live in the United States? According to U.S. News & World Report, six of the best metro areas in the country are located right here in Pennsylvania.
The publication — certainly one of the more reputable outlets among the dearth of those who have recently begun trying to rank anything and everything — took a stab at it for the second year in a row, using highly reliable data to arrive at its conclusions.
The highest-ranking Pennsylvania city on the list was Harrisburg, coming in 34th. Lancaster was ranked 41st, Pittsburgh was 58th, Philadelphia was 77th, Allentown was 79th and Scranton was 86th.
The top ranked city overall was Austin, Texas.
The report looked at the 100 most populous metro areas in the country and graded them based on several factors, including the job market and affordability. Those categories were given different weights and were combined to come up with the final ranking.
Here were the top 10 places to live in the country, according to the rankings:
1. Austin, TX
2. Denver, CO
3. San Jose, CA
6. Seattle, WA
8. Boston, MA