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Best Cities For Shopping In America

Forbes crunched the numbers to make up a list for U.S. cities where shopping is at its best. Surprise, surprise: New York, Miami and Los Angeles are nowhere near the top. Instead of fabulousness,

Forbes crunched the numbers to make up a list for U.S. cities where shopping is at its best. Surprise, surprise: New York, Miami and Los Angeles are nowhere near the top.

Instead of fabulousness, The best cities are based on the nation's largest cities (600,000 to 8 million) what they have to offer in terms of total number of retail locations and malls, sales tax, consumer price index and, yes, number of Walmarts. Following are the top 10 results:

10 No. 1: Houston, Texas

16,938 retail locations

54 shopping centers

8.25% sales tax

9 No. 2: Dallas, Texas

19,069 retail locations

28 shopping centers

8.25% sales tax

8 No. 3: Baltimore, Md.

9,536 retail locations

21 Shopping centers

6% sales tax

7 No. 4: Columbus, Ohio

5,712 retail locations

32 Shopping centers

6.75% sales tax

6 No. 5: Indianapolis, Ind.

5,955 retail locations

18 Shopping centers

7% sales tax

5 No. 6: Philadelphia, Pa.

20,970 retail locations

29 Shopping centers

8% sales tax

4 No. 7: Phoenix, Ariz.

11,992 retail locations

40 shopping centers

9.3% sales tax

3 No. 8: San Antonio, Texas

5,913 retail locations

41 Shopping centers

8.13% sales tax

2 No. 9: Jacksonville, Fla.

5,190 retail locations

25 Shopping centers

7% sales tax

1 No. 10: San Diego, Calif.

9,948 retail locations

22 Shopping centers

8.75% sales tax

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