This is it!
The final round of Niche’s end-of-the-year “Best Of” city tournament is here, and we’re down to two cities. Last week, Niche’s hometown Pittsburgh was sent packing along with Southern charmer Charleston (at least they have better weather to return to!). Now it’s down to two for the title of “City of the Year.”
From Monday at 12 p.m. EST to Sunday at midnight, the polls will be open. Vote below in the Niche Madness College Tournament bracket (then check out our City bracket).
City on the Hill vs. City on the Beach
|609,942 residents||1,296,437 residents|
|Median rent: $1,238||Median rent: $1,294|
|42% have a bachelor's degree or higher||41% have a bachelor's degree or higher|
|Top College: MIT||Top College: University of San Diego|
It may not have been a great year for Boston’s revered Red Sox, but it was for the city itself. Giving yet another meaning to “Boston Strong,” Boston Marathon runners turned out in record numbers in 2014, a year after the Boston Marathon bombing. While security was high, it was no match for resilience.
On the West Coast, San Diego set a personal record, as nearly 33.8 million people visited America’s Finest City in 2014. But there’s brains behind this beauty. Of the biotech innovations that made The Scientist’s annual Top 10 list, five of the magazine’s products came from San Diego companies, including the first-place one.
Vote below on which city should be named Niche’s first “City of the Year.”