City Rankings


Apartment Site Anoints Northern Liberties Philly’s Capital of Cool

Generally speaking, hotness and coolness are things you can’t easily quantify. What’s hot, or cool, to you might be boring to someone else, and they usually contain some of […]


Philly Is the 3rd-Most Sinful City in the U.S., Per New Report

The latest city ranking list is “Sin Cities and Saintly Sanctuaries.” It’s one of those cheeky lists that judges American cities in a variety of […]


Philly Named Third Worst Large City in U.S.

This week the personal finance website WalletHub released a report titled 2015’s Best & Worst Large Cities to Live in, and of the 62 U.S. cities with a […]

Philadelphia School District Building

Does Philly Really Have One of America’s Most Efficient School Systems?

Get this: A new study from says Philadelphia has the ninth most-efficient school district in the nation. Really. The study compared 90 of America’s […]


Philly, You’re No Houston

Why is Houston doing so well? In an interesting Wall Street Journal piece earlier this week, two urban planning experts say that Houston’s “pro-growth policies […]


Philadelphia Is One of 20 Most Walkable Metros

Next City reports today on Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros, a report by the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at George […]


Is Philly One of the “Smartest” Cities in the World?

Spain’s IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, which is not a dependent clause we’ve typed on this blog before, has released its Cities […]


Philadelphia Named 5th Best City in U.S. for Public Transit

Philadelphia public transit is great, the line goes, as long as you want to get to something on Broad, Market or Frankford. Of course, it’s […]