Waikiki with Diamond Head in Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson

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Civics 36
Demographics 74
Economy 58
Education 61
Health 69
Housing 54
Infrastructure 59

#37. Honolulu, HI

It’s likely no surprise that Honolulu’s natural amenities rank among the highest on the Top 100 Best Places to Live, but this city’s cultural offerings, strong economy and quality health-care industry are what draw new residents. Tourism, national defense and research sectors play key roles in Honolulu’s economy. Five colleges, including the University of Hawaii and Chaminade University anchor a good educational system.

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