12 best places to live in the U.S.
7. New York
% residents with grad. degree: 9.6
Household income: $58,608
% unemployed: 11
The tour: The nation’s biggest and most international city, New York blows all other cities out of the water with its more than 1,200 bars, 22,000 restaurants, 350 museums, and almost as many libraries. World famous universities such as Columbia University and New York University dominate their respective neighborhoods. It's also home to With Wall Street, Broadway, and America’s advertising and fashion industries.