What Are Some Popular U.S. Cities to Live In?


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Some popular U.S. cities to live in are New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Miami. These cities are spread across the United States and offer a variety of climates, economic opportunities and leisure activities.

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With more than 8,000,000 residents as of 2015, New York City is the most popular city in the country. It is the financial, media and arts capital of the United States. New York is known as "The City That Never Sleeps" because, unlike in many smaller cities that shut down when the workday ends, residents of New York enjoy a host of dining, entertaining and shopping options 24 hours a day.

Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast. It is home to the U.S. movie industry and is known for its pleasant weather. Chicago, also known as "The Windy City," is the cultural and economic center of the Midwest. Situated on the southern shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago is home to diverse ethnic groups and several popular professional sports teams.

Houston is the largest city in the United States by area and the fourth largest by population. Many people are attracted to Houston for its strong, energy-based economy. Miami is known for it subtropical climate and exciting nightlife. It has a large Hispanic population and is often called the "Gateway to Latin America."

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