Green Bay, Wisconsin, rose two spots in the magazine’s ranking to become the most desirable city in which to live in for 2023. The city garnered particularly high marks for overall quality of life and for affordability, which more or less canceled out its less-than-desirable performance in the weather category.
“In the weather category, it does not perform well – it has harsh winters. But it is considered very affordable…and its quality of life performs well,” U.S. News real estate editor Devon Thorsby told CBS MoneyWatch in the article.
Harsh winters aside, Green Bay and the other top 10 cities in the best-place-to-live poll came out on top when people were asked where they would most prefer to live. Respondents’ choices were also influenced by the proliferation of attributes such as museums, parks, restaurants and bars.
Two Florida cities made the cut, although median home prices in those cities tended to be higher. According to the poll, the cities most Americans want to live are:
- Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Huntsville, Alabama
- Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina
- Boulder, Colorado
- Sarasota, Florida
- Naples, Florida
- Portland, Maine
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Fayetteville, Arkansas