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This is the most livable city in America

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

Ever wonder if your decision to live in the thrust of New York City's chaos was the right one? Uncertain about your choice to call Colorado home year-round? Are you considering a move? You might want to check out a new study about the most livable cities in the country by personal finance firm SmartAsset.

Taking a look at the biggest 93 cities in America, the firm measured their level of livability by comparing a set of factors: violence and property crime rates, unemployment rates, walkability, incomes relative to housing costs and population density. Spoiler alert: Jersey City ranked at number one with the third-highest average income after housing cost ($35,452).

Arguably unsurprisingly given the fervor with which California residents sing its praises, the Golden State turns out to be the most livable state in the country, with eight of its cities making the top 25.

Below are the 10 most livable cities in the United States, according to the study:

10. San Francisco, California (TIE)

10. San Jose, California (TIE)

9. Fremont, California

8. Madison, Wisconsin

7. Boston, Massachusetts

6. Irving, Texas

5. Honolulu, Hawaii

4. New York, New York

3. Plano, Texas

2. Irvine, California

1. Jersey City, New Jersey

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