Naples, Florida Tops List of Most Livable Cities in the U.S.


The annual ranking of 'America's Most Livable Cities' has been released, with Naples, Florida, topping the list, as reported by U.S. News & World Report on the 21st. Additionally, 14 cities from California have made it into the top 150 nationwide.

The evaluation targets major U.S. cities, assessing them based on the local job market, housing affordability, quality of life, and overall satisfaction, among which the ample job opportunities and housing affordability weigh more heavily than before. Naples, ranked 6th last year, climbed to the top spot this year due to its low unemployment rate of 2.9%, high wages, and a robust job market, highlighting public concerns about job prospects and living costs.

Cities ranked 2nd to 5th are Boise, Idaho, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Greenville, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina, all of which are mid-sized cities. In contrast, New York and Los Angeles, two of the most famous U.S. cities, ranked poorly at 124th and 130th respectively due to high living costs. California leads with the most cities listed, including well-known ones like San Francisco (22nd), San Diego (46th), San Jose (70th), and Santa Barbara (71st).