Who's Your City?, by Richard Florida
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best cities : United States of America

Best cities for young singles (ages 20-29)

large regions

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Boston, MA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY

mid-size regions

  • Madison, WI
  • Worcester, MA
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • New Haven, CT
  • Raleigh, NC

small regions

  • Boulder, CO
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Santa Rosa, CA

Best cities for mid-career professionals (30-44)

large regions

  • San Jose, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Austin, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • Denver, CO

mid-size regions

  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Portland, ME
  • Madison, WI
  • Omaha, NE
  • Des Moines, IA

small regions

  • Durham, NC
  • Provo, UT
  • Reno, NV
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Boulder, CO

Best cities for families with children

large regions

  • Washington, DC
  • Boston, MA
  • San Jose, CA
  • New York
  • San Diego

mid-size regions

  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Worcester, MA
  • Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Ventura, CA
  • Raleigh, NC

small regions

  • Manchester, NH
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Boulder, CO
  • Provo, UT
  • Norwich, CT

Best cities for empty-nesters (ages 45-64)

large regions

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Boston, MA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Hartford, CT

mid-size regions

  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Portland, ME
  • Madison, WI
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Rochester, NY

small regions

  • Boulder, CO
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Norwich, CT

Best cities for retirees (over 65 years of age)

large regions

  • San Francisco, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Miami, FL

mid-size regions

  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Palm Bay, FL
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Ventura, CA
  • Sarasota, FL

small regions

  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Naples, FL

Best cities for gays and lesbians

large regions

  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Hartford, CT
  • Boston, MA
  • New York, NY

mid-size regions

  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Portland, ME
  • Worcester, MA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Charleston, SC

small regions

  • Trenton, NJ
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Manchester, NH
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Norwich, CT

best cities : Canada

Overall

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Calgary
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Victoria
  • Edmonton
  • Guelph
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Guelph
  • Victoria
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Calgary
  • Fredericton
  • Guelph
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Canmore
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Montréal

Overall cost

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Victoria
  • Yellowknife
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Montréal
  • Calgary
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Québec City
  • Calgary
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Québec City
  • Fredericton
  • Toronto
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Toronto
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Vancouver
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Québec City

Gay/Lesbian

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Guelph
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Guelph
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Fredericton
  • Calgary
  • Guelph
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Victoria
  • Calgary
  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Victoria
  • Montréal
  • Vancouver

Gay/Lesbian cost

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Victoria
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Québec City
  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Québec City
  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Fredericton
  • Victoria
  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Vancouver
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Québec City

best cities : Canada with Territories

Overall

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Calgary
  • Iqaluit
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Victoria
  • Yellowknife
  • Edmonton
  • Guelph
  • Canmore
  • Whitehorse
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Whitehorse
  • Yellowknife
  • Iqaluit
  • Edmonton
  • Guelph
  • Victoria
  • Toronto
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Calgary
  • Fredericton
  • Yellowknife
  • Guelph
  • Québec City
  • Kingston
  • Hamilton
  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Canmore
  • Charlottetown
  • Vancouver
  • Montréal
  • Parksville
  • Kingston
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Montréal
  • Vancouver
  • Kingston
  • Québec City
  • Guelph
  • Halifax

Overall cost

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Victoria
  • Yellowknife
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Montréal
  • Iqaluit
  • Calgary
  • Vancouver
  • Guelph
  • Sherbrooke
  • Québec City
  • Yellowknife
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Québec City
  • Whitehorse
  • Calgary
  • Vancouver
  • Guelph
  • Iqaluit
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Yellowknife
  • Québec City
  • Fredericton
  • Toronto
  • Montréal
  • Guelph
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Kingston
  • Victoria
  • Toronto
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Vancouver
  • Québec City
  • Charlottetown
  • Parksville
  • Calgary
  • Yellowknife
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Québec City
  • Sherbrooke
  • Vancouver
  • Fredericton
  • Kingston
  • Charlottetown

Gay/Lesbian

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Victoria
  • Yellowknife
  • Iqaluit
  • Guelph
  • Montréal
  • Vancouver
  • Halifax
  • Edmonton
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Calgary
  • Yellowknife
  • Whitehorse
  • Victoria
  • Guelph
  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Edmonton
  • Vancouver
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Yellowknife
  • Fredericton
  • Calgary
  • Guelph
  • Québec City
  • Kingston
  • Montréal
  • Vancouver
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Victoria
  • Calgary
  • Vancouver
  • Montréal
  • Charlottetown
  • Kingston
  • Halifax
  • Guelph
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Victoria
  • Montréal
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary
  • Kingston
  • Québec City
  • Guelph
  • Halifax

Gay/Lesbian cost

SinglesMid-CareerFamiliesEmpty NestersRetirees
  • Victoria
  • Yellowknife
  • Montréal
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary
  • Guelph
  • Halifax
  • Québec City
  • Sherbrooke
  • Yellowknife
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Québec City
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary
  • Guelph
  • Whitehorse
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Yellowknife
  • Québec City
  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Fredericton
  • Vancouver
  • Guelph
  • Victoria
  • Kingston
  • Victoria
  • Montréal
  • Toronto
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Vancouver
  • Québec City
  • Charlottetown
  • Yellowknife
  • Calgary
  • Fredericton
  • Montréal
  • Victoria
  • Ottawa - Gatineau
  • Toronto
  • Québec City
  • Vancouver
  • Sherbrooke
  • Kingston
  • Fredericton
  • Guelph