Friday, June 27, 2008

We're #1

I think Kirstin and I should rent ourselves out to cities who want to be ranked as great places to live. Right as we were moving out of Rhode Island, we saw that Providence was ranked as one of the top places in America to live. Now, on this site, you can see that Kiplinger's has ranked Houston the #1 place to live in America (apparently humidity is now part of the index). My only argument is that I don't believe our cost of living is only 88/100, with 100 being the national average. It's just as expensive to buy food and gas here as it is in RI or Chicago or anywhere else. It's gotta be the house prices.

The top 10:
1. Houston
2. Raleigh
3. Omaha
4. Boise
5. Colorado Springs
6. Austin
7. Fayetteville
8. Sacramento
9. Des Moines
10. Provo

On reflection, doesn't this seem a lot like a list of "cities in the U.S. that you had forgotten about?" There are lots of great things about Houston, but we really better be ranked higher than Omaha, right? But at least that crap-hole Dallas didn't show up. And do you think Des Moines is at #9 due to all the job prospects there filling up sand bags?

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