The 25 Most Resilient US Cities of 2020

Which cities have invested in the right infrastructure, health care systems and public services, so that they’re able to thrive and sustain growth even in the hardest times?

What do we mean when we talk about how a city is resilient? How does one location compare to others in terms of the quality of life you can expect to find there? Will we find joy, culture, employment, a better place to raise a family or retire? These are the questions that speak to how livable a particular place is. Livability is the sum of the factors that add up to a community’s ability to contribute to its residents’ quality of life, including the built and natural environments, economic prosperity, social stability and equity, educational opportunity, and cultural, entertainment and recreation possibilities. To that end, the Economist Intelligence Unit provides a global livability index on categories including health care, culture, environment, education, infrastructure and, of recent interest—stability (crime, conflict and terrorism).