There are a plethora of big cities in the United States and two North Carolina towns made the list of best big cities to live.
A Wallethub study compiled a list of the 62 largest U.S. cities and ranked them from best to last. The study was based on five key categories — affordability, economy, education and health, quality of life, and safety — across 50 different dimensions.
Raleigh, the state capital, ranked 20th on the list with Charlotte just behind at 22nd. Raleigh placed ninth in the 'Affordability' and 'Education and Health' categories. Charlotte was 11th in affordability.
The top rated city was Virginia Beach in Virginia, which also ranked third in affordability and safety and also ranked sixth in education and health.
Rounding out the top five was Seattle (No. 2); Pittsburgh (No. 3); San Diego (No. 4); and Colorado Springs (No. 5).
The California's capital was the fourth highest California city coming in at No. 21 overall. San Jose just barely cracked the top ten (No. 10) and San Francisco took the 16th spot.
In the five key categories, Sacramento barely missed the top 10 (No. 11) in economy, ranked 18th in both quality of life and education and health, 35th in safety and 41st in affordability.
To see the full rankings and methodology for the list, click here.