Cities have different ratings, but we’re all in this together (extended play.)

Yeah, y’all finally beat us, but it took two of you to do it.

That’s what I can imagine some of my most rabid Charlottean friends saying after learning that Raleigh and Durham were rated as the second best city in America in which to live.

U.S. News & World Report, in its annual ranking of best cities in which to live, bestowed the top honor upon Boulder, Colo. – citing something called its “high Quality of Life, Job Market and Desirability scores.”