International consultant group Resonance recently released their ranking of the best cities in the world–an annual tradition that our very own city finds itself a part of time and time again. And this year, NYC found itself as #3 on the list for a second year in a row!
Though of course in our hearts NYC should’ve been #1, the third spot is still pretty good when you’re looking at 100 different cities all over the world!
Resonance bases their ranking on three core categories–livability, lovability and prosperity.
Factors such as walk score, attractions and nightlife, restaurants, education, income equality, and culture are considered, and only cities of metropolitan areas with populations of more than one million are looked at.
For NYC’s rank at #3, they acknowledge that:
The greatest city in America is urban recovery writ large, with a dizzying roster of new shows, hotels and parks—and record real estate prices. But the Big Apple is always worth the price of admission, especially in these glory days.
It currently ranks #1 for Google Trends and #2 for Culture. They note that NYC had 56 million visitors in 2022, with 61 million projected for 2023. Not to mention, NYC celebrated the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year, with celebrations to carry through the new year.
“This city is back,” they officially declared. Looks like 2024 is going to be our year!
As for which cities beat us out? It was none other than London, England, and Paris, France! Though we’re not happy about being beaten out, we do know have friends across the pond in London and Paris who can help show just how wonderful those cities are!!!