Seattle, you either love it or hate it and chances are if you’re reading this, you live here! As you know, Seattle has been doing pretty well in the rankings as of late. And it looks like we’re back again, this time as one of the most desirable cities to move to in the US. But we also got some critical feedback so let’s check check out the good, bad and ugly of our city.

Home Bay just did a study detailing the best and worst places to live within the nation according to Americans. Beyond ranking city’s Home Bay also uncovered the reasons behind why people want to move and why they haven’t. You might be surprised to know that according to this study, “more than 80% of Americans like where they live, but 92% say they could be convinced to move to another city or state.” Who would’ve thought?

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Let’s check out some Seattle specific rankings and before you get too confused, let’s just say things are complicated.

These are the 10 Most Desirable Cities to Live.

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. San Diego, CA
  4. Los Angeles, CA
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Phoenix, AZ
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Miami, FL
  9. Nashville, TN
  10. Tampa, FL

These ate the 10 Least Desirable Cities to Live.

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. Birmingham, AL
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Detroit, MI
  5. New York, NY
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Dallas, TX and Milwaukee, WI*
  9. Washington, D.C.
  10. Phoenix, AZ

Huh? Yes, Seattle made both lists, talk about a reverse UNO of sorts. But wait, we’re not done yet!

These are the 10 Most Underrated Cities to Live

  1. Virginia Beach, VA
  2. Phoenix, AZ
  3. Seattle, WA
  4. Salt Lake City, UT
  5. Richmond, VA
  6. Milwaukee, WI
  7. San Francisco, CA
  8. Charlotte, NC
  9. Denver, CO
  10. Nashville, TN

These are the 10 Most Overrated Cities to Live.

  1. Los Angeles, CA
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. New York, NY
  4. Dallas, TX
  5. Miami, FL
  6. Las Vegas, NV
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Washington, D.C.
  9. Houston, TX
  10. San Diego, CA

If that isn’t enough for you, Washington State ranks as both one of the most and least desirable states to live in. Talk about confusing! But if you think about it a little harder it does make sense. Seattle is great for tech jobs but also incredibly expensive. Our city is beautiful but is also dealing with a lot of crime, like anywhere there are ups and downs.

We’ll take this information and assume that somewhere it balances out because at the end of the day Seattle isn’t so bad. If you’d like to see the full ranking you can visit Home Bay’s website.