There are a lot of things to consider when picking a place to live, and the weather is certainly something that can play a big role in whether you enjoy the city you call home. There’s no doubt the weather in certain cities is better than others, and now a new report reveals the best places to live if not being too hot or too cold is important to you.
“U.S. News & World Report” looked at 125 metropolitan areas in their Best Places to Live rankings, to reveal the Best Places to Live Based on the Weather alone, with areas with the fewest cloudy days and the most balanced temps making the list.
Topping the list is Santa Barbara, California. The city has about 79 cloudy days a year, with only about three days a year hitting above 90, and only six going below freezing. Basically, living in California is a pretty safe bet if weather is important to you, with six of the Top Ten cities all in California.
Top Ten Cities To Live In Based On The Weather
1. Santa Barbara, CA
2. Salinas, CA
3. San Diego, CA
4. San Francisco, CA (tie)
4. San Jose, CA (tie)
6. Honolulu, HI
7. Los Angeles, CA
8. Oklahoma City, OK
9. Tulsa, OK
10. Atlanta, GA
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