It takes a significant amount of planning and research to move, so it’s no surprise that only 11.6 percent of Americans chose to do so between 2014 and 2015.
Settling on a new location gets especially complicated when you factor in local government. The decisions that city officials are responsible for, such as services, taxes and budget cuts, can greatly influence the quality of life in a given place.
Don’t worry, though. Financial advising site WalletHub has done the heavy-lifting for you. (Well, the research, that is. You’re on your own with those boxes.) To determine America’s best-run cities, WalletHub examined 150 of the country’s largest metropolises, comparing factors including financial stability, education, health, safety, economy and infrastructure and pollution against total per-capita budgets.
Here are the 10 U.S. cities that best serve their public interests and needs. Now start packing.