Choosing a new city to move to can be fun, and challenging. There are many practical factors to consider (job availability, housing prices, school districts), but many people also look at more non-practical factors - looking to make a new start, for example, could be your main priority.
There are tons of lists that have been compiled with research based on a variety of factors. For your last move, what was your top priority? Take our reader's poll below, and be sure to look at a few of our "Top 3" lists, including the top cities for design in the U.S.!
While every region has its share of natural and man-made disasters, Forbes Magazine partnered with Sperling's Best Places (which compiles data from a variety of government and private organizations) to uncover the 10 safest places to live:
Compiled by the architectural firm RMJM Hillier and produced with the American Institute of Architecture and Zogby International, this study looks at cities with over 500,000 inhabitants and judges them according to criteria such as the quality of public transit, the number of LEED-registered buildings (indicating sustainable design) and how many of the city's employees work within creative industries such as performing arts or publishing: