The United States is a rich melting pot of cultures, landscapes, and experiences. With so much to offer, it can be hard to decide which U.S. City is right for you! The United States is home to some of the world's largest lakes, deepest canyons, and mightiest rivers. The cities are lush with culture, and the urban areas are quiet and serene - where do you belong? This quiz aims to help you discover which U.S. city is ideal for you.
These questions will help us analyze your current lifestyle, work habits, and attitudes so we can determine which U.S. city best fits your personality type. You might be surprised! Be ready to plan a weekend trip to explore, or reserve a moving truck to start your new life!
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What would you do? It is a hot summer day and your friends want to go to the beach. How do you respond?
Ready when you are! Bikinis, sunshine, surfing - I can't wait!
Let's find a quieter beach with some shade where we can slow down and catch up with each other over some refreshing beverages.
Beach? Sunburn? No thanks. I'll be blasting my air conditioner inside.
It's time to cash in on your vacation time and take a few weeks off work. Where are you headed?
Shopping, fine dining, and all of the museum sights! It's time to fill my cultural cup.
Pack up the tent and sleeping bags for a rugged outdoor trip. Campfire, anyone?
A quiet island with clear water, snorkeling, and fruity drinks.
The holidays have come and gone and you have definitely put on a few pounds. What is your ideal workout regiment?
A modern gym with a personal trainer who wants to push my limits.
Going on a morning run through the park.
Hiking, skiing, anything to get me into the great outdoors!
What would you do? Your friends are backpacking out to a campground. It's a 15 mile hike! What do you do?
Do anything to get out of it. Is it too late to pretend to have a cold?
I'll go, but someone else has to carry my gear.
I lace up my boots and make my own trail mix (secret family recipe!). Race you to the top!
You've just put in a long day at work, well past quitting time! Time to celebrate your hard work with a drink - where do you go?
It's pretty late, most places are go. I hope I have beer in the fridge at home!
Stop by my friend's house and share a bit of whiskey.
Hit up my local pub, they have live music tonight!
Call up my crew and go clubbing! If we're out too late, we can always crash at a nearby luxury hotel.
It's time for some new threads. Where do you go to update your wardrobe?
The selection at Goodwill never fails to disappoint
There are some great retail outlets near me.
Hellooo 5th Avenue!
When you hear the word "PRADA," you think:
I see luxury brands on TV and in magazines, but they're nothing I desire.
I love them. I want them. But I have to keep my eyes peeled for secondhand, used items to be able to afford it.
My top priority. Gotta have it, no matter the price!
Look at your girlfriends on Facebook, they most look like:
Your guy friends most look like:
Can you recall the names of your five favorite restaraunts in under a minute?
What scares you more?
Going against the flow on a crowded sidewalk.
Finding yourself alone on a dark, empty street.
The supermarket has a long line at the checkout counter. What would you do?
Do another lap through the aisles to see if you forgot anything.
Fiddle with your phone while pretending to not be mad at how many people are shopping today.
How did you learn about your hometown history?
Friends and family who love to spin tales
Local museums and exhibits
I read up on everything. There are loads of history books about my city.
What inspires you more?
An extremely minimalist modern painting
Handmade crafts by local artisans
Do you enjoy fishing?
I'd rather watch grass grow.
Where are my waders? Fishing is life.
If money were no object, you would prefer to travel by:
Washington, D.C.00545151790177646,449The Nation's Capitol! Washington, D.C. is on the border of Maryland and Virginia where the Potomac River flows through. You'll love the neoclassical monuments and buildings, including the ones that house government buildings, museums, and performing arts centers.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/1.png
Los Angeles1155515185013023,884,307The city of Angels! Los Angeles is a global diversity center with a rich economy in entertainment, popular cutlure, fashion, and sports. The city is ranked sixth in the Global Cities Index and 9th Global Economic Power Index and is home to renowned professional and cultural institutions. From celebrity life (Hello, Hollywood!) to diverse food and dining scene, there is sure to be something you love about Los Angeles.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/2.png
San Diego10435141847963.61,305,736Known for its beaches, parks, and warm climate, San Diego is the ideal California coastal town. Balboa Park is the site of the world-famous San Diego Zoo and numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums, and gardens. The deep harbor is home to a large, active naval fleet and the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, which is open to the public.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/3.png
Little Rock02234121868261.31184,564Little Rock is Arkansas's major cultural, economic, governmental, and transportation center. The city includes cultural institutions such as the Arkansas Arts Center, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Need to get out of town? Hiking, boating, and other outdoor recreational opportunities are just a quick drive away. Want to know more? Little Rock's history is told through museums, historic districts, and neighborhoods like the Quapaw Quarter and historic sites like Little Rock Central High School.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/4.png
New Haven1133313189520.1130,741Founded in 1638 by English Puritans, New Haven is home to Yale University and the nation's first tree-planting program. Enjoy the canopy of mature elm trees as you wander the four-by-for grid of streets that give New Haven the reputation of having a “Nine Square Plan.”//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/5.png
Honolulu22441151959272.1390,738Located on Oahu’s south shore, Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the gateway to the U.S. island chain. The Waikiki neighborhood offers dining, nightlife, and shopping and is famous for its iconic crescent beach backed by palm trees and high-rise hotels. You can see the volcanic Diamond Head looming in the distance from just about anywhere in the city. History buff? Then you'll love visiting the sites memorializing the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor, such as the memorial for the USS Arizona Memorial.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/6.png
Phoenix02443141881475.11,445,632Phoenix is the capital of Arizona in U.S. southwestern deserts. The city serves as an anchor of a sprawling, multi-city metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. The area is known for high-end resorts, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, and vibrant nightclubs, but the city's biggest attraction may be the sunshine and warm winters.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/7.png
Miami10542151896143.15420,048At Florida's southeastern tip, Miami is a vibrant city whose Cuban influence thrives through its cafes and cigar shops that line Calle Ocho in Little Havana. On the barrier islands, Miami Beach is home to glamorous South Beach that is famous for its colorful art deco buildings, white sand beaches, surfside hotels, and trendsetting nightclubs.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/8.png
Atlanta01444051837343447,841Atlanta is the sprawling southern capital of Georgia. The city played an essential part in both the Civil War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The Atlanta History Center chronicles the city's past while the 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics, encompasses the massive Georgia Aquarium.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/9.png
Chicago00545151837606.12,714,856On Lake Michigan in Illinois, Chicago is among the largest cities in the U.S. Famous for its bold architecture and rich history; the city features a skyline bristling with skyscrapers like the iconic John Hancock Center, the sleek, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower, and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums including the Art Institute and its expansive collections, including noted Impressionist works.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/10.png
Indianapolis00344041821963.5829,718More interstate highways intersect through Indianapolis than any other city in the U.S. - giving it the nickname: “Crossroads of America.” Three Fortune 500 and four Fortune 1000 companies are based in the city, along with a robust sports tourism and convention industry. Indianapolis hosts many notable annual events, including the largest single-day sporting event in the world: the Indianapolis 500. As headquarters for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the city frequently hosts the Men's and Women's basketball tournaments.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/11.png
Detroit00235141806370.03688,701The largest midwestern city in Michigan, Detroit has a lot to offer. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for Diego Rivera murals inspired by the city’s long-standing ties to the auto industry, which earned it the nickname “Motor City.” Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at the historic Hitsville U.S.A. recording studio.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/12.png
Kansas City (KCK)00122121886332.5145,786Kansas City is the third-largest city in Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Kansas - it's not for everyone.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/13.png
Louisville003351417781032699,827Louisville, Kentucky's largest city, is situated on the Ohio River along the Indiana border. Every May, the Kentucky Derby takes place at the historic Churchill Downs racecourse. The city's long, rich history is showcased at Kentucky Derby Museum. The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, where Major League bats are produced and a giant baseball “slugger” marks the entrance, celebrates the city's long, historical connection to baseball.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/14.png
Anchorage021131519125079.2291,826Situated right off the Cook Inlet in Alaska, Anchorage is known for its cultural sites, including the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which displays traditional crafts, stages dances, and presents dwellings from the indigenous area groups. The city is also a gateway to nearby mountains (including the Chugach, Kenai, and Talkeetna) and vast, rarely explored wilderness areas.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/15.png
Boise00211121864163.8211,830Boise, Idaho, the state capital, is the largest city in Idaho and the state's center of commerce and politics. Located at the Rocky Mountain's foothills, Boise residents enjoy many outdoor activities from skiing to boating. The terrain surrounding the city is very mixed and includes deserts, rivers, mountains, and lakes.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/16.png
Portland, Maine10234131786179.8566,194Portland, Maine, is set on a beautiful peninsula extending into Casco Bay. The Old Port waterfront features working fishing wharves and converted warehouses housing restaurants and shops. Nearby, atop a bluff overlooking the river and mountain views, is the Western Promenade Park. Portland's surrounding district, the West End, is full of Victorian-era homes, including the Victoria Mansion museum.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/17.png
Baltimore12355151729200620,961Oh, say can you see what makes Baltimore the place to be? This Maryland capital is rich with history and an essential seaport. Fort McHenry, the U.S. national anthem's birthplace, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Today, this harbor area offers shops, upscale crab shacks, and attractions like the Civil War-era warship, the USS Constellation, and the National Aquarium, showcasing thousands of marine creatures.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/18.png
Boston11555151630232.1645,966One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by English Puritan settlers. The citywas the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon America's independence from Great Britain, the city continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub and a center for education and culture. The area's many colleges and universities make Boston an international center of higher education and medicine, and the city is considered a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/19.png
Minneapolis00323141867151.3372,833Minneapolis, along with St. Paul, are the Twin Cities of the midwest. The two cities are bisected by the Mississippi River and are known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and its adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg's “Spoonbridge and Cherry” sculpture.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/20.png
Jackson01213021822276.7173,514"Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state—named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S. President. "Jackson, Mississippi: City with Soul" serves as its slogan as the city features a history of prominent blues, gospel, and jazz musicians. For decades, Jackson was known for its illegal nightclubs on the Gold Coast, one of which has been designated a historical stop on the Mississippi Blues Trail."//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/21.png
Jersey City1135213184054.596247,597Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Jersey City is bounded on the east by the Hudson River and Upper New York Bay and on the west by the Hackensack River and Newark Bay. The city is an important transportation terminus and distribution and manufacturing center for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Financial and service industries as well as direct rapid transit access to Manhattan in New York City have played a prominent role in the redevelopment of the Jersey City waterfront and the creation of one of the nation's largest downtown central business districts.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/22.png
Santa Fe0212501160796.972,056Situated on the Sangre de Cristo foothills, Santa Fe is known for its Pueblo-style architecture and the wealth of creative arts. Founded as a Spanish colony in 1610, it features a traditional Plaza at its town center. The surrounding historic district’s crooked streets wind past adobe landmarks like the Palace of the Governors, now home to the New Mexico History Museum.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/23.png
New York1255515169810008,336,697Home to the Empire State Building, Times Square, Statue of Liberty and other iconic sites, New York City is a fast-paced, globally influential center of art, culture, fashion and finance. The city’s 5 boroughs sit where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean, with the island borough of Manhattan at the “Big Apple”'s core.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/24.png
Charlotte02433141768629610,949Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/25.png
Cincinnati01323141788206.1296,945Settled in 1788, Cincinnati is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers. Because it is the first major American city founded after the American Revolution and the first major inland city in the country, Cincinnati is considered the first purely “American” city, although, in the late 1800s, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as “Paris of America,” due mainly to such ambitious architectural projects as the Music Hall, Cincinnatian Hotel, and Shillito Department Store.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/26.png
Oklahoma01311141907835.6541,500Known today for its cowboy culture and capitol complex, Oklahoma holds on to its western charm by being surrounded by working oil wells. At the city center you'll find a reflecting pool and empty glass and bronze chairs of the Oklahoma City National Memorial recall the victims of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Survivor Tree, an American elm nearly destroyed in the attack, is also part of the memorial.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/27.png
Philadelphia115451516824001,526,006Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history displayed through the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall – where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed – and other American Revolutionary sites. No less iconic are the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky.”//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/28.png
Providence0122512163670178,042The capital city of Rhode Island, Providence is home to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, whose RISD Museum. Nearby, 18th- and 19th-century homes line the streets of College Hill. Waterplace Park serves as the backdrop for the WaterFire art installation, which lights up the surrounding tidal basin most nights in the summer and for special events.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/29.png
Columbia, South Carolina01413141786346.5122,819Columbia is the capital of, and largest city in, the state of South Carolina. Named for Christopher Columbus, the city lies at the confluence of the Saluda and Broad rivers, which merge to form the Congaree River. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, the state's flagship university, and is also the site of Fort Jackson, the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training. In 1860, the city was the location of the South Carolina Secession Convention, which marked the departure of the first state from the Union in the events leading up to the Civil War.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/30.png
Nashville013131417791362.5569,891Nashville certainly lives up to its name as Music City, USA. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show, in Music Valley. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium share the crowded downtown district with the legendary honky-tonks, dive bars, and dance halls.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/31.png
Houston1052215183715012,144,491Houston is a sprawling metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The city is known for the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, which pairs 19th-century architecture with trendy restaurants.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/32.png
Dallas01423141856997.11,241,162Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is the commercial and cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. In the Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art and Crow Collection of Asian Art showcase thousands of years of art, while the sleek Nasher Sculpture Center showcases contemporary sculpture.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/33.png
Salt Lake City02313141847285.9189,899Salt Lake City, Utah’s highest capital in terms of elevation, is bordered by the Great Salt Lake's buoyant waters and the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Range. Downtown’s 10-acre Temple Square, the Mormon Church's headquarters, is home to the majestic 19th-century Salt Lake Temple and the neo-Gothic Assembly Hall. The acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs in the square’s domed Tabernacle.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/34.png
Virginia Beach102110219061288.1448,479Virginia Beach, a coastal city in southeastern Virginia, lies where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean where a three-mile boardwalk stretches along its beach-lined oceanfront. The bayside First Landing State Park marks the 1607 arrival of the Jamestown colonists from England. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center exhibits ocean life, including sharks, rays, and sea turtles, in globally themed habitats.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/35.png
Seattle12533151869369.2608,660Seattle, on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and encompasses thousands of acres of parkland (hence its nickname, “Emerald City”). It’s home to a thriving tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon.com headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair, is its most recognizable landmark.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/36.png
Madison00212131839243.54233,209Named after President James Madison, Wisconsin's capital city is built on an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, two of the many glacial lakes the state is famous for. Madison is a beautiful city with over 200 city parks, several well-kept bike and walking trails, and a rich variety of art and natural history museums, theaters, and fun things to do. To the east is Lake Michigan, perfect for sailing, camping, and water sports. In the winter, ice fishing and skating are popular pastimes in the Badger State.//www.arealme.com/what-city-should-i-live-in/show/37.png