Which city is best? Here at SmartPlanet, that question is never far from our minds. From The Economist to Frommer's to the U.S. Census Bureau, everyone has a different answer -- and a different set of criteria.
Fortunate for us, Businessweek took a number of these metrics -- including education, cost of living, and crime rate -- and blended them together to create a master list of the nation's most habitable places.
Does your hometown fit the bill? Find out below:
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