This is an interesting ranking by Trulia. Raleigh is ranked # 5 from the bottom of the “sin cities” out of 150 metro cities ranked, i.e. Raleigh is among the top 10 “saintly sanctuaries” ranked by Trulia.
(For the Cary Raleigh residents, we all know the Cary Raleigh area is a family friendly place to live.)
Here are the 7 factors used by Trulia for the ranking:
“In the spirit of Fat Tuesday excess, we ranked America’s most sinful cities and their saintly counterparts. We crafted our list by using the seven deadly sins of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and vanity, or pride.
For each sin we looked at the characteristics. For instance, for lust we measured how many adult entertainment venues a city had per resident, and for sloth, we used surveys about exercise. Finally, we aggregated the data from all sins to create our top list of sin cities and saintly sanctuaries.
So, whether you want to indulge in forbidden pleasures or do good and avoid temptation, we crunched the numbers for you. Here’s where you are most and least likely to be in good company, either indulging or avoiding the seven deadly sins.”