Do you think of Michigan as a glamourous place to live? I personally love it here, but I don’t know if “glamourous” is exactly the word I would use. It’s beautiful in Michigan, with all four seasons bringing a new experience. But, it’s not really the fashion mecca of the world.
The crew at Lawnstarter.com has done a study to determine the most glamourous cities in the U.S. The very top ones are pretty obvious: San Francisco, California and No. 1 and New York City at No. 2.
For the study, LawnStarter.com made their rankings based on 35 indicators of exclusivity, such as household wealth, access to Michelin-starred restaurants and Fashion Week participation. So where does Michigan rank? According to the study, Michigan’s most glamourous city is Detroit, and coming in at No. 66 out of about 200, that’s a pretty good showing. Another Michigan city made the list, too- Grand Rapids at No. 81.
Major cities ruled the study. As LawnStarter.com states, “Most major U.S. cities landed at the top of our ranking. Indeed, the land of high-rises also is where you’ll often find restaurants and shopping with equally towering prices. Among those glamour hubs are billionaire capital New York at No. 2, home of the stars Los Angeles at No. 7, and high-roller heaven Las Vegas in ninth place. Miami (No. 3), Washington (No. 4), and Chicago (No. 6) also made the exclusive cut.” Find the full list here.
Also interesting is the fact that cities with a warmer climate seemed to rank higher. “Nothing screams ‘glamorous’ more than a polished outward appearance,” LawnStarter.com states. “But one characteristic not often associated with beauty is climate. Nearly all of the cities that placed in the top 10 of our Beauty category have warm or hot year-round weather. They include cities like Miami (No. 2), Honolulu (No. 5), Las Vegas (No. 7), and Scottsdale, Arizona (No. 8).”