Rand McNally's "Places Rated Almanac" ranked us #1 in the U.S. 379 metropolitan areas in the U.S. were researched. Decisions were based on Recreation, Education, Transprotation, Arts, Culture, Restaurants, Historic districts, Health Care, Crime, Economy, Housing and Climate. Top Ten Cities 1. Pittsburgh 2. San Francisco 3. Seattle 4. Portland Ore. 5. Philadelphia 6. Rochester, N.Y. 7. Washington 8. San Jose-Sunnyvale, Calif. 9. Boston 10. Madison, Wis. Worst = Goldsboro, N.C.