2022’s Best Cities for Capricorns

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Whether you’re the G.O.A.T. in your field or a garden-variety goat — hey, at least you’re not a sheep — Capricorns get to shine between Dec. 21 and Jan. 20.

But where in America are you most likely to thrive based on your ambitious and status-driven nature? 

To help guide you in the right direction, Lawn Love ranked 2022’s Best Cities for Capricorns. Our data researchers analyzed 50 of the biggest U.S. cities according to the zodiac profile of this Earth sign.

What types of cities make Capricorns tick? Those that buzz with success, wealth, glitz, and glam. We also took a very scientific look at how well each city aligns with Capricorns’ typical hobbies and boosts their romantic prospects.

Find out if you live in a goat or “baahhd” city in our ranking below, followed by our in-depth analysis. You’ll also find an “All About Capricorns” infographic and a list of famous Capricorns.

Here’s to your success in 2022.

In this article

  1. City rankings
  2. Results in depth
  3. Infographic: All about Capricorns
  4. Famous Capricorns
  5. Methodology

City rankings

See how each city fared in our ranking:

Infographic showing the best and worst cities for Capricorns, a ranking based on career-friendliness, glamour, income, and more

Results in depth

Workaholic wonderlands

Life is one big project for Capricorns, says Astrology.com. If job or business comes first in your life, America’s tech hubs will gladly indulge your inner worker bee. 

Consider Seattle, ranked No. 1 on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers. During the pandemic, the Emerald City shocked the tech industry by attracting more workers than it lost, while Silicon Valley and New York City both saw a techie exodus.

If you want to move up the ladder without getting out of your PJs, though, make your way to Dallas. Not only did the Big D earn a silver medal on Forbes’ list, but it also beat the other 49 cities in our ranking for remote worker-friendliness.

But don’t snub the other hubs: They’re good for your career and your soul. Atlanta finished No. 3 overall and first in Romance (who says you can’t mix business with pleasure?). In ninth place overall and No. 3 in Careers is Austin, dubbed “the new Seattle” as EV giant Tesla recently rolled in.

Head for the (San Francisco) hills

You can live a goat life, or you can live your best life — in San Francisco, you can do both. The Golden City is our gold medalist (or Capricorn One to all the hardcore movie buffs). 

Never mind the steep slopes of San Francisco’s 48 (named) hills — Capricorns are expert climbers. And if there’s one city where you must climb, it’s here; San Francisco ranked No. 1 in Wealth and third in glamour. (Tip: Ditch the pumps, and opt for comfy flats or sneakers instead.)

Clearly, social status is a form of currency here, but you’ll need real hard cash if you want to put down roots in San Francisco: The average cost of an acre of residential land in SF County is a whopping $20.6 million, the most expensive in the nation. Land a top tech job in Silicon Valley, though, and you’ll be closer to buying that Victorian mansion than the rest of us. 

Steer clear of Corpus Christi

You’re likely to meet the winter of your discontent by moving to a place like Corpus Christi, Texas, our least Capricorn-friendly city. (Bear in mind that we ranked only 50 total cities, so in the grand scheme of things, the bottom of our ranking definitely is not the worst city for Capricorns.)

This coastal South Texas city underperformed in every category and ranked last in both three-year income growth and glamour, two cornerstones of Capricorn prosperity. It also finished third-to-last in career advancement, which is pretty much a Capricorn’s reason for existing. 

But a quick hop to Uncapricornus Christi could help nature-loving goats bounce back from life’s valleys. The city earned decent scores in urban gardening and public gardens.

Infographic: All about Capricorns

Infographic showing various traits of Capricorns, such as strengths and weaknesses, career options, and hobbies
Sources: Astrology.com, Cafe Astrology, Cosmopolitan, Horoscope.com, and Well+Good

Famous Capricorns


Diane Sawyer

Claim to Fame:
TV Journalist
Birthdate: Dec. 21

Image source: David Shankbone, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)


Lee Daniels

Claim to Fame:
Film Director
Birthdate: Dec. 24

Image source: Tomdog, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)


Ricky Martin

Claim to Fame:
Singer and Songwriter
Birthdate: Dec. 24

Image source: Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)


Timothée Chalamet

Claim to Fame:
Actor
Birthdate: Dec. 27

Image source: Maximilian Bühn, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons


LeBron James

Claim to Fame:
NBA Player
Birthdate: Dec. 30

Image source: Keith Allison from Baltimore, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)


Kim Tae-hyung aka V

Claim to Fame:
Singer
Birthdate: Dec. 30

Image source: BulletProof7BTS, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)


Kate Middleton

Claim to Fame:
British Royal
Birthdate: Jan. 9

Image source: Northern Ireland Office, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)


Lin-Manuel Miranda

Claim to Fame:
Multi-Hyphenate Entertainer
Birthdate: Jan. 16

Image source: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)


Michelle Obama

Claim to Fame:
Former U.S. First Lady
Birthdate: Jan. 17

Image source: Lawrence Jackson, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons (cropped)

Methodology

We ranked 50 of the biggest U.S. cities from best to worst (1-50) based on their overall scores (out of 100 possible points), averaged across all the weighted metrics listed below.

Career

  • Best Places for Business and Careers Rank (Weight: 3)
    • Smallest Value = Best
  • Best Cities for Remote Workers Rank (Weight: 2)
    • Smallest Value = Best

Wealth

  • Median Income (Weight: 3)
    • Largest Value = Best
  • 3-Year Change in Median Income (Weight: 2)
    • Largest Value = Best

Status

  • Most Glamorous Cities Rank (Weight: 2)
    • Smallest Value = Best
  • Car Shows (Weight: 1)
    • Largest Value = Best
  • Boat Shows (Weight: 1)
    • Largest Value = Best

Romance

  • Thirstiest Cities Rank (Weight: 2)
    • Smallest Value = Best

Interests

  • Attractions (Weight: 1)
    • Largest Value = Best
  • Best Cities for Urban Gardening Rank (Weight: 1)
    • Smallest Value = Best
  • Botanical Gardens (Weight: 1)
    • Largest Value = Best
  • Arboreta (Weight: 1)
    • Largest Value = Best
  • Best Cities for Hiking Rank (Weight: 1)
    • Smallest Value = Best
  • Escape Rooms (Weight: 1)
    • Largest Value = Best
  • Best Cities for Book Lovers Rank (Weight: 1)
    • Smallest Value = Best

Sources

10Times, American Public Gardens Association, ArbNet, Forbes, LawnStarter, Lawn Love, TripAdvisor, U.S. Census Bureau, and Yelp

Main Photo Credit: Shutterstock

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