Businessweek.com has published their 2nd annual list of America’s 50 Best Cities. 100 of the country’s largest cities were evaluated based on leisure attributes (the number of restaurants, bars, libraries, museums, professional sports teams, and park acres by population); educational attributes (public school performance, the number of colleges, and graduate degree holders), economic factors (2011 income and June and July 2012 unemployment), crime, and air quality. The greatest weighting was placed on leisure amenities, followed by educational metrics and economic metrics, and then crime and air quality. San Francisco, CA topped the list, followed by Los Angeles, CA and Anchorage, AK.
Posts Tagged 'Los Angeles'
Tags: America's Best Cities, Anchorage, Los Angeles, San Francisco
Tags: Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Rudest Cities, Travel + Leisure, Washington D.C.
Travelandleisure.com compiles a list of the 20 Rudest Cities in the Country. The list was based on the results of a poll, voted on by Travel + Leisure readers. A look at this year’s rudest top 20 reveals one overarching trend: the bigger the city, the bigger the attitude—or at least its perceived attitude. New York City came in number 1 on the list, followed by Miami, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Boston.
Tags: Los Angeles, New Orleans, Pleasantville
GQ.com anoints the 10 best—and single worst—smelling cities in the world. The top 3 are:
3. New Orleans
“…a thick, soporific scent of humidity penetrating wood porches and plaster walls; dead moss; and the Mississippi’s fresh water colliding with the brine of the Gulf.”
2. Pleasantville, NY
“If Normal Rockwell’s paintings emitted a scent, this is what it would be.”
1. Los Angeles
“…you get this flashy perfume of hot asphalt, engines, and sun block that you can find nowhere but in L.A.”
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Tags: Los Angeles, traffic animation, Waze
A traffic animation created by using Waze data shows hazards and traffic of Los Angeles as reported by Waze users in a 24 hour span. Waze is a social mobile application providing free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road. The video begins at 5pm and ends 24 hours later; the data really begins to explode as people rush to work around 7am.
Tags: Badoo, Boston, Chicago, Flirtatious Cities, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa
Theatlantic.com published the list of 10 Most Flirtatious Cities in America as measured online. The list was based on the findings at Badoo, a multi-lingual social networking site with more than 100 million registered users in 180 countries around the world. To determine which cities across the country were hotbeds of Internet activity, Badoo looked at 12 million flirtatious contacts — defined by the researchers as chats initiated with strangers – made during a one-month period.
The 10 most flirtatious cities in America are:
3. San Francisco
4. Tampa (Tied)
4. New York (Tied)
7. Los Angeles
Tags: 2010 Bike Plan, Los Angeles, pro-cyclist
Good.is reports on the 2010 Bike Plan, possibly the most ambitious pro-cyclist action in L.A. history, designating a 1,680-mile bikeway system and sweeping new bike-friendly policies. The plan will introduce three new interconnected bike path networks throughout the city. The city has a 5 year implementation strategy for this project.
Tags: affordable getaway, America's Rudest Cities, friendliness, Los Angeles, pedestrian-friendly, public transportation
Travelandleisure.com has published a list of America’s Rudest Cities. Travel and Leisure’s annual America’s Favorite Cities survey asked readers to rate 35 cities on 54 features. New York City which is usually stereotyped as a city full of rude, abrasive people was not voted as the rudest city in America. This year’s winner is Los Angeles, which ranked last on being public transportation and pedestrian-friendly, last on friendliness, and last on being an affordable getaway.
Tags: California, Canton Avenue, Elfred Street, Hawaii, Honokaa, Los Angeles, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, steepest street, Waipio Road
Fixr.com has an infographic on the 10 steepest streets in the United States. Waipio Road in Honokaa, Hawaii tops the list with a 45% road gradient. The road gains 800 vertical feet in 0.6 miles at a 25% average grade, with steeper grades in sections. This is a paved public road but it is open only to 4 wheel drive vehicles. Canton Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Elfred Street in Los Angeles, California round out the top 3.
Tags: America's Richest City, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Metro Wealth Index, millionaires, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Jose, Washington, wealth
Luxist.com has named NYC as America’s Richest City. According to the new Metro Wealth Index, New York has a record 667,000 high-net worth individuals, or people with $1 million or more in investible assets, recorded as living there in 2009. Rounding out the top 3 are Los Angeles and Chicago. Here are the tallies of millionaires for the top 10, along with the percentage growth from the Wall Street Journal:
New York – 667,200, +18.7%
Los Angeles – 235,800, +13.3%
Chicago – 198,100, +15.1%
Washington, D.C. – 152,400 +19.3%
San Francisco – 138,300 +14.5%
Philadelphia – 104,100, +20.1%
Boston – 102,300, + 14.4%
Detroit – 89,100, +12.1%
Houston –- 88,200, +28.9%
San Jose — 86,500, +24.5%
Tags: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, retail lease, retail rents
Mcall.com is reporting that retail rents are rising in some top cities. Improvements in the global economy have lifted consumer and retailer confidence, prompting landlords to push for higher rents because vacancy is low in the best shopping centers and districts. New York kept its title as the most expensive place in the world to lease a store with rents averaging $1,725 per square foot per year. The other two U.S. cities among the world’s 20 most expensive were greater Los Angeles in 12th place, at $500 per square foot per year, and Chicago in 14th place, at $480.