San Francisco Voted Fourth Best U.S. City for 2013

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Ever feel like you're just not good enough? Like it doesn't matter that you lost the extra pounds and plucked those brows.

Can't relate? Well you must be from Portland, Atlanta, or Seattle then, because San Francisco knows the sting of feeling inadequate all too well.

The folks at Movoto Real Estate released their end-of-the-year report and ranked San Francisco as the fourth best city in America. Fourth. We'd make a witty remark but right now that seems like wasted energy if in the end we're just -- fourth.

Was it something we did? Movoto decided to dig through their most popular studies of the last year and rank all major U.S. cities in accordance with their findings. San Francisco had more first-place finishes than any other metropolitan city in the top 10.

Were we not funny enough? Perhaps, because we came in second for humor.

Were we not chic enough? Can't be, because we came in first for style.

So did you not the like the restaurants? Impossible, because we came in first for cuisine.

So then it must be our brains, right? We're not smart enough? Is that it? But we came in fourth for IQ.

Well, what then? We're also number one for prep, second for steampunk, and the third most exciting city in the U.S. How did S.F. come in fourth place?

Clearly something is off here because we're an amazing city. But -- apparently we're not family friendly enough and have poor home ownership skills.

You know what? Fine. At the end of the day we're still San Francisco and we make fourth place look good. Take that, Portland.

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33 comments
Pat Rigley
Pat Rigley

Certainly wasn't based on looks.

Anita Posey
Anita Posey

Judging by the way #mccoppinhub in west soma looks the last few weeks I'm surprised it made the list at all!

Yolanda Ramos
Yolanda Ramos

Damn, always have great times in the City, without fail!!

sfhrod
sfhrod topcommenter

I'm born and bred in S.F. the Mission to be exact, and in all my years I've never felt so disappointed with the city. Serious, a lotta shit has to change before we can grab that top spot. #realtalk #techiessuck #ridiculouslypricedcondos #evictions

Yo Toon
Yo Toon

Best City in the galaxy without a doubt

AverageJoeSF
AverageJoeSF

Maybe they're favorably weighting cities that are liveable for people who don't work in tech or finance?

Andreas Krebs
Andreas Krebs

Please don't give this no name blog any pub. List is ridiculous. NYC not even in top 10.

Shaun Lamar
Shaun Lamar

weak ass list... really? Atlanta and portland beat San Francisco... yeah right...

Blake Hernandez
Blake Hernandez

Everyone that bitches about how expensive SF is broke.

Pani Page
Pani Page

it's an awful place, everyone should move. ;)

William Dolan
William Dolan

Portland sucks, the credibility of this whole ranking is seriously questionable.

Otis Smith
Otis Smith

Unless you are poor or middle class!

Travis Thrower
Travis Thrower

Housing prices are too high. Great city to live and enjoy but the price of housing brings it down a few notches in my book.

Travis Thrower
Travis Thrower

Gary you took the words out of a lot of peoples' mouth.

Mel Greene
Mel Greene

It will always be Number 1 with me.

Gary Dale Robertson
Gary Dale Robertson

Can't believe we got knocked down for not being family friendly. That's one of my favorite things about this city!

Jeremy Baker
Jeremy Baker

Atlanta is a sprawling suburban wasteland!! Yuck.

Nick Schutz
Nick Schutz

4th best for who, people who can afford $2500/month for a studio apartment?

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