Yes, I know — this kind of list should be taken with a few big grains of salt. How you define and weight the different factors has a big impact on the results. Furthermore, this particular list looks only at cities with populations over 65,000. (There are 550 cities in that category nation-wide.)
Even so, it’s good to see that New Rochelle’s economic, environmental, and public safety statistics compare favorably with similar-sized cities around the country.
Watch out, Carmel, Indiana, we’re coming after you!