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WalletHub: Virginia Beach named best big city to live in

Out of the 62 cities evaluated, Virginia Beach came out on top!
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Even though urban settings are less than 3 percent of the U.S. landmass, they contain around 80 percent of the total population.

In a report of 2019's best big cities in the United States to live in, Virginia Beach was ranked the best!

To get their results, WalletHub, a personal-finance website, compared a sample of 62 U.S. cities (with populations of more than 300,000 each) across five key dimensions: affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life, and safety.

Here's a break down of the top 10 cities:

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Las Vegas, NV
  6. San Francisco, CA
  7. New York, NY
  8. San Jose, CA
  9. Honolulu, HI     
  10. Portland, OR

The study claims Virginia Beach, Virginia, has the highest homeownership rate at 63.85 percent. According to the study, that's 2.1 times higher than in Miami, the city with the lowest at 30.24 percent.

RELATED: TripAdvisor: Virginia Beach named 10th most popular US summer destination

Virginia Beach, Virginia, also has the lowest share of residents living in poverty, 8.00 percent. The study said that percentage is 4.7 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 37.90 percent.

Click here to view the full study and rankings.

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