Let Starbucks Find You a Place to Live
It seems that every week some organization or another comes out with a list of American’s best cities. These lists go by different names (Most Livable Cities, Best Places, whatever), but some how they all end up with similar content. They have Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Portland, and the like near the top of the list, and Detroit and New Orleans near the bottom (here’s a good recent example, the Sustainable Cities list).
These lists are good and useful, but it turns out that if you just list cities by the number of Starbucks locations per capita, you get a pretty similar result. Here are the largest US cities from most to fewest Starbucks per person:
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Appreciate your comments, Scott. Yeah, I know we all need to take city rankings with a grain of salt. However, Warren Karlenzig, director of the SustainLane city rankings just set up a blog on the sustainability of US cities. It's really worth a look, especially if you're interested in participating in a discussion about your city or city sustainability in general:
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