LawnStarter's Quality of Life Index by City

National State Report / National City Report

Report Findings and Summary

Welcome to LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index for America’s largest cities.

The index is based on six quality-of-life factors analyzed by LawnStarter and borrowed from The Economist — GDP (economic output) per capita, average life expectancy, divorce rate, unemployment rate, geographic location and climate (latitude) and male-female income equality. The Economist considers these factors to be good barometers for quality of life.

LawnStarter hopes people who live in the top-ranked cities will view the LawnStarter index as a point of pride, and people considering a move will use the LawnStarter index in helping make their relocation decisions.

Here are the 10 large cities that ranked the highest on LawnStarter’s 2015 Quality of Life Index:

  1. San Jose, CA
  2. Arlington, VA
  3. Fremont, CA
  4. Plano, TX
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Irvine, CA
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Honolulu, HI
  9. Washington, DC
  10. Madison, WI

For a full copy of the report's methodology and analysis, please email LawnStarter's Chief Economic Research Analyst, Ryan Farley, at

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