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The Big Apple seems to have everything you’d ever want, from bagels to Broadway to the Bronx Zoo. In the City of Angels, you’ll find beaches and sunshine and stars. The Windy City offers deep dish pizza and Michigan Avenue and Wrigley Field.

Of course, the best qualities of each city go beyond these. But if you were considering a move to either New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago, how would you choose which of America’s three biggest cities to call home? This infographic may help answer that question.

We decided to look at the mega-metropolises of the U.S. and figure out, unscientifically, which one stands out at as the Best Big City in America. To come up with our winner, we examined rankings for 22 factors such as health, stress, traffic, housing costs, employment and food.

It wound up being a close contest, but one city did eke out a victory. To find out which of the three is our Best Big City in America, check out the infographic below. We just hope this doesn’t cause a civil war among residents of New York, LA and Chicago.

No matter which city beckons, you may need to rent a storage unit. If you do, browse our storage listings for New York, Los Angeles and Chicago–and best of luck with your move.

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