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New York, Chicago make top 10 in list of “World’s Best Cities”

The rankings by a Vancouver-based real estate, tourism and economic development adviser placed L.A. 13th and Miami 26th
December 01, 2018 01:00PM

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New York, Chicago and San Francisco were the only U.S. metro areas to make the top 10 in a new list of “World’s Best Cities.”

Vancouver-based Resonance Consultancy, a global adviser in real estate, tourism and economic development, listed New York in third place, Chicago in seventh and San Francisco in 10th, according to Crain’s.

Los Angeles came in at 13th, while Miami placed 26th — beaten by other U.S. entries Boston, San Jose, Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas. London took the top spot overall.

Resonance said the rankings are designed to help cities assess strengths and weaknesses in the eyes of the more than 1,000 business leaders and tourists surveyed for the report.

The rankings took into account 24 factors, including housing affordability and job opportunities, diversity, economic prosperity, and the quality of the cities’ art, culture, restaurant and nightlife scenes.

New York earned high marks for its airline connectivity, cultural and tourist attractions, universities, nightlife, dining and shopping. The report gave Chicago high marks for its food scene, infrastructure, architecture, universities, lodging and tech appeal.

Other cities in the top 10 were Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Moscow, Singapore and Dubai. [Crain’s] — John O’Brien