The 10 Best (And Worst) Big Cities To Live In The U.S.

New York: if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere ... right?

Well, maybe not. Even after enduring the Big Apple, you may not be able to live in, for instance, Detroit. Or Memphis. Or Philly.

WalletHub released its 2015 list of the best and worst large cities — with populations over 300,000 — to live in across the country. Of course, it depends on the person. Some people crave limitless activities and food options, whereas others seek better job opportunities and salaries.

So, if it's recreation you're looking for, leave New York and move to Omaha. If you want to be in the best physical health, move from Honolulu and head to Minneapolis. If you're looking for a new job, ditch Bakersfield and make Seattle your new home.

But by considering four major factors — livability, education, health, and local economy — the researchers were able to hone in on which major metropolises have the most (and least) to offer. You might be tempted to pack your bags and head west.

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Here's the top 10:

1. Austin, TX
2. Raleigh, NC
3. Colorado Springs, CO
4. San Jose, CA
5. Seattle, WA
6. San Diego, CA
7. Denver, CO
8. Tie: San Francisco, CA
8. Tie: Lexington, KY
10. Virginia Beach, VA

And the bottom 10:

1. Detroit, MI
2. Memphis, TN
3. Philadelphia, PA
4. Cleveland, OH
5. Indianapolis, IN
6. Wichita, KS
7. Tie: St. Louis, MO
7. Tie: Milwaukee, WI
9. Tulsa, OK
10. Fresno, CA

You can find the full report here, and find out where and why your city landed where it did.

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