Seattle topped the list of 75 major cities across the US! Sorry, Crystal, DC came in second, despite a Facebook quiz telling me that DC should have been the city of my choice. :-(
As the Seattle PI tells me, Dr. John W. Miller developed his rankings based on six categories:
1: Number of retail bookstores/1000 people.
2: % of adults with HS diplomas.
3. Total weekday circulation of a city's newspaper.
4: Number of web page views per capita to a city's "internet version" of a newspaper.5. Magazine and journal distributions per capita.
6. Library staff and library volume per capita.
So, remember that you local library is also important!
Interestingly, smart cities usually ranks well against other quality of life indicators too!
"...Most active singles’ scenes (Boston, Seattle, Washington, and Atlanta), are safer (Minneapolis, Boston, Seattle, Portland, Denver, and Cincinnati), more walk-able (Seattle, Washington, DC, Portland, Boston, and Denver), and healthier (Washington, DC and Denver)."
Thanks for reading,