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America's Most Saintly Cities

Published: 07/11/2013

Los Angeles might be "The City of Angels," but when it comes to a city being absolutely angelic in terms of how virtuous its residents are per capita, it's actually New York City that earns the halo and pair of spiffy white wings (did anyone else hear a record skip?). That's right-America's most populous metropolis is also its most saintly. Bet you didn't see that coming. Honestly, neither did we.

Before we get into the how of our conclusion, it's probably a good idea to talk a little about the why. After all, there is at least a little bit of method to our math-driven madness here at the Movoto Real Estate Blog.

In this case, we'd been hearing a lot of requests for a follow-up to our Kind of a Big Deal List from last month that ranked the most sinful cities in America. For the uninitiated, the post detailed how we looked at 95 cities and applied criteria to them based on the Seven Deadly Sins to determine, using Saturday Night Science, which were the most "sinful." St. Louis came out on top of the rankings, proving that, despite its name, it's no saint. But what if we looked at the data from a different perspective? (In fact, five of the top 10 "Sinful" cities in America are in the midwest...America's "Bible Belt.")

So, cities are, in fact, the least sinful and should be put up for sainthood?

Well, dear readers, these are America's most saintly cities:

1. New York, NY
2. Gilbert, AZ
3. Fremont, CA
4. Glendale, CA
5. Chula Vista, CA
6. Chandler, AZ
7. Colorado Springs, CO
8. Long Beach, CA
9. San Jose, CA
10. Irvine, CA

 

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