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HB Ranks #14 in WalletHub's "Best-Run City in US"
posted on 07/11/2018.

Huntington Beach Ranked 14th in Poll of “Best-Run City in America”

--HB ranks as the ONLY California City in the Top 50 out of 150 Cities

--City rated #1 in “Quality of City Services”

 The City of Huntington Beach topped last year’s outstanding performance in WalletHub’s 2018 ranking of 150 “Best-Run Cities in America” – ranking 14th on the list. The next closest California city on the list was Santa Ana, coming in at #53, then San Diego at #62. Last year, Huntington Beach ranked #15.

To determine the “Best Run City in America,” WalletHub compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities based on their operating efficiency. For each city, WalletHub constructed a “Quality of City Services” score — comprising 33 key performance indicators grouped into six service categories — that was then measured against the city’s total per-capita budget. We are pleased to announce Huntington Beach topped that list for the second time, scoring #1 in “Quality of City Services,” and ranked #1 in “Education.”

“This national acknowledgement for Huntington Beach as a ‘Best-Run City’ is a testament to our hard working city leaders and staff that put our taxpayers first. Running a large city like HB is complex, but achieving such high rankings against our peers, and being the only California city in the Top 50, makes us proud,” said City Manager Fred A. Wilson.

Mayor Mike Posey exclaimed, “This is great news for Huntington Beach. Not only have we made the list two years in a row, but we also improved our ranking. We are lucky to live in such a thriving, diverse community where the amenities and services we are offer are unparalleled.”

                To see the full results of the poll, visit

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