San Diego Ranked 6th Best Place to Live by Website

San Diego is the sixth-best large city to live in, according to rankings Monday from financial literacy website WalletHub.

The website ranked the nation’s 62 cities with more than 300,000 people based on their education systems, economy, livability and health. The livability ranking included factors such as ethnic diversity, traffic and affordability, while the health metric took into account air and water quality, crime rates and life expectancy.

San Diego's school system tied for first, along with Austin, Raleigh, Honolulu and Lexington, Kentucky. It was tied for third most diverse city in the country with Anaheim, after Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The top five cities, according to the WalletHub survey, were Austin, Raleigh, Colorado Springs, San Jose and Seattle. San Francisco was the next highest California city, in eighth place. Los Angeles nabbed the No. 51 spot.

Detroit was ranked as the worst city to live in, followed by Memphis, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Indianapolis.

The rankings only applied to actual city boundaries and did not evaluate surrounding metro areas.

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