17. Oakland, California
Oakland is currently experiencing a bit of a renaissance. With prices in San Francisco skyrocketing, many young, creative types are packing up shop and heading across the bay. Gentrification is hitting the city of Oakland hard — though it’s still a city comprised of unique multiculturalism. Oakland’s health care capabilities is ranked No. 2 overall when considering all cities in both North and South America. For those who love big city life, San Francisco is close enough to enjoy on a daily basis — but far enough away where traffic concerns won’t be an issue.
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