12 best places to live in the U.S.
9. San Diego
% residents with grad. degree: 10.9
Household income: $79,269
% unemployed: 9.2
The tour: If weather were the leading data point in these rankings, San Diego might be No. 1. San Diego is a relatively safe place to live and is home to some gorgeous beaches. Coronado lies just to the south, La Jolla to the north, with Mission Beach in between.