HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 03: C.J. Gardner-Johnson #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates an interception during the second half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 03, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

A new list has surfaced naming America’s best sports cities. Of course, with the Phillies making the World Series this year and the Eagles doing so well, we’re guessing Pennsylvania has some love on this list.

As it turned out, we guessed right. Pennsylvania has not one but two of the best sports towns in the U.S., according to this study. The research was done by financial site WalletHub.com.

“To say that Americans love sports is an understatement. Sports are so prevalent that 59% of all adults claim to be sports fans. People value sports as much for their personal and social benefits as for the thrill and drama of the game,” WalletHub states. “Americans also spend a lot of money on sports every year. The North American sports industry is expected to reach a value of $83.1 billion in 2023, with money coming from ticket and merchandise sales, media rights and sponsorship fees. That’s not mentioning the lucrative fantasy-sports market in North America with over 60 million players. And the eSports (competitive video games) industry is expected to reach $1.8 billion in global market value this year.”

So, which Pennsylvania cities are the hottest for sports? Pittsburgh is ranked No. 4 on the list, and Philadelphia is ranked No. 7. Rounding out the top five cities on the general list were Dallas, Texas at No. 5; New York, New York at No. 3; Boston, Massachusetts at No. 2; and Los Angeles, California at No. 1. Find the full list here.

Pennsylvania's 10 Safest Cities, Ranked

  • 10. Jenkintown

    “Jenkintown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 4,418. Jenkintown is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Jenkintown offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jenkintown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Living in Jenkintown

    Jenkintown is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 4,418. Jenkintown is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Jenkintown offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jenkintown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

  • 9. Fox Chapel

    “Fox Chapel is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 5,104. Fox Chapel is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Fox Chapel offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Fox Chapel there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Living in Fox Chapel

    Fox Chapel is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 5,104. Fox Chapel is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Fox Chapel offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 8. Upper Uwchlan Township

    “Upper Uwchlan Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 11,677. Upper Uwchlan Township is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Upper Uwchlan Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Upper Uwchlan Township there are a lot of restaurants and parks.”

    Living in Upper Uwchlan Township

    Upper Uwchlan Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 11,677. Upper Uwchlan Township is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Upper Uwchlan Township offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 7. East Whiteland Township

    “East Whiteland Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 12,328. East Whiteland Township is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in East Whiteland Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Whiteland Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Living in East Whiteland Township

    East Whiteland Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 12,328. East Whiteland Township is in Chester County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in East Whiteland Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 6. Nether Providence Township

    “Nether Providence Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 13,744. Nether Providence Township is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Nether Providence Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Nether Providence Township there are a lot of restaurants and parks.”

    Living in Nether Providence Township

    Nether Providence Township is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 13,744. Nether Providence Township is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Nether Providence Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 5.

    “Franklin Park is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 14,701. Franklin Park is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Franklin Park offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Franklin Park there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Living in Franklin Park

    Franklin Park is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 14,701. Franklin Park is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Franklin Park offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 4. Aspinwall

    “Aspinwall is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 2,687. Aspinwall is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Aspinwall offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aspinwall there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Living in Aspinwall

    Aspinwall is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 2,687. Aspinwall is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Aspinwall offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Aspinwall there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks.

  • 3. Narberth

    “Narberth is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 4,304. Narberth is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Narberth offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Narberth there are a lot of parks.”

    Living in Narberth

    Narberth is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 4,304. Narberth is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Narberth offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Narberth there are a lot of parks.

  • 2. Mount Lebanon Township

    “Mount Lebanon Township is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 31,808. Mount Lebanon Township is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Mount Lebanon Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Lebanon Township there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Living in Mount Lebanon Township

    Mount Lebanon Township is a suburb of Pittsburgh with a population of 31,808. Mount Lebanon Township is in Allegheny County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Mount Lebanon Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes.

  • 1. Swarthmore

    “Swarthmore is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 6,339. Swarthmore is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Swarthmore offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Swarthmore there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.”

    Living in Swarthmore

    Swarthmore is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 6,339. Swarthmore is in Delaware County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Swarthmore offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Swarthmore there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks.

  • Source

    This list is via Niche.com.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!