We're Number 59! Cleveland Ranks Low in "Quality of Life" Survey

This sign would surely change Portfolios mind.
  • This sign would surely change Portfolio's mind.

Cleveland, already the "most miserable" city in America according to Forbes, gets knocked again in rankings put out last week by Portfolio. In the rankings for "Quality of Life" among big cities, Cleveland falls 59th out of 67. So it's time to freak out, pack up a U-Haul, and study the list for a city that has a better quality of life, like the shining beacon of happiness that is Allentown-Bethlehem, PA.

Cleveland did top Los Angeles, which came in at number 60. If you want to know how and why Portfolio ranked the cities as they did, the gory details are after the jump. Warning: They are boring.

Basically, they cobbled together a bunch of categories — poverty, housing, growth, transportation, income, unemployment, education — and pretended that you could extrapolate people's feelings about their life based on that. Nowhere did they include Number of Sporting Events That Crush Your Heart, Number of Politicians Who've Ridden in Batmobiles, or Number of LeBron James's Who Are Holding Your City Hostage, however.

You get the point.

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Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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