The Economist Intelligence Unit released their annual The Global Liveability Index ranking last week, with 140 cities measured.

Of the American cities ranked, Miami was tied for sixth place with Chicago. Honolulu, Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Minneapolis and Boston ranked ahead, while Seattle, San Francisco and Atlanta ranked lower.

Miami’s overall rating was 89.8. The economist gave the city an 80.0 rating for stability, 91.7 for healthcare, 91.7 for culture and environment, 100 for education, and 92.9 for infrastructure. The top ranked city, Vienna, scored a 99.1 overall rating.

What makes Miami unique? Last week, writer Timothy Schmand told Jitney Books “There is a silver luminescence to the light and that light there is as unique to Miami as the Golden Gate is to San Francisco.”

“Miami is the future of the United States and it is happening right now,” Schmand said. “Miami is a place where people come together and influence each other in ways that can only happen here. That’s what makes Miami my home.”

(photo: phillip pessar)

Source: The Next Miami