San Francisco and San Jose Rank in Top 10 Most Livable U.S. Cities

san franciscoSmartAsset has determined the most livable U.S. cities, and San Francisco and San Jose tie for the tenth spot!

By some metrics San Francisco looks like it should be higher on the list. It is ranked second in walkability, population density and income after housing. But the City by the Bay took a hit when it comes to crime. San Francisco has one of the worst property crime rates. According to data, it ranks 81st out of 93 big cities. For violent crime, it ranks 62nd.

While San Francisco has wide variance in its rankings, San Jose has more consistency. It scored in the top half for every metric analyzed. San Jose is considerably less walkable than San Francisco, but it ranked better for both violent and property crime rates.

Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here

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