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Study: D.C. is the 4th best U.S. city to live in

Take that, New York!

It’s official: the nation’s capital is a great place to be, at least according to U.S. News & Word Report’s latest study. In their list of the 100 best U.S. cities to live in, Washington, D.C. ranked in fourth place, beating out New York City, Miami, and San Francisco.

From best to worst, U.S. News & Word Report’s top three cities in the U.S. were Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and San Jose, California.

To rank each city, U.S. News & Word Report evaluated the overall desirability of the city as well as the “value,” job market, quality of life, and net migration. Below, see what stats the District received:

  • Desirability (6.9)
  • Value (7.4)
  • Job Market (8.7)
  • Quality of Life (6.6)
  • Net Migration (6.9)

The overall score for Washington, D.C. was 7.3 with a maximum possible score of 10.

To see the full list, check out the study on U.S. News & Word Report here. To see how D.C. stacked up, go here.

Washington, D.C. [U.S. News & World Report]

100 Best Places to Live in the USA [U.S. News & Word Report]