Sacramento is one of America’s best cities for people 35 and younger, according to a list published online this month.
The “livability index” comes from Vocativ, a website billed as a “global social news network.” Among the top 35 cities, Sacramento ranks No. 16. Portland tops the list.
What separates us from the rest of the pack?
“We started with the 50 most populous cities in the country, according to the 2010 census, and pared down results from there using open Internet sources,” the folks from Vocativ explain online.
In addition to things like average salary and cost of rent, the list considers less conventional metrics like the cost of a pint of beer and the price of a manicure and pedicure.
“The capital of California gets a bad rap, but it’s a great place to find a job, a date and a cheap glass of beer,” Vocativ.com notes.
Sacramento scored especially well on the “Green Commuter Index,” where it ranked No. 5. The ranking is “based on the percentage of commuters who commute by bicycle or foot,” according to Vocativ. San Francisco ranked No. 1 in the category, which was among the metrics used to determine Vocativ’s best cities for people 35 and younger.
Five other California cities appear on the list: San Francisco (No. 3), Long Beach (No. 8), San Jose (No. 20), Fresno (No. 24) and San Diego (No. 31).
Source: Sacramento Business Journal