We all know that person who’s up and on a jog by 5 a.m., before reporting into work by 7. And if that person’s you — or if you want it to be — your home may have something to do with it.
Just as not all companies have adapted work schedules to their employees’ natural sleep cycles, not all cities are created equal in the early bird department. Believe it or not, there are actually places in the United States that are more conducive than others to an early-to-rise lifestyle.
But for those who assume metropolises with 24-hour restaurants and gyms with long hours are ideal, think again! A new report places some of the country’s biggest, trendiest cities dead last in its rankings of the best U.S. cities for morning people.
The report was put together by window coverings company Next Day Blinds using research collected from Yelp and City-Data. To determine rankings of best and worst cities for morning people, Next Day Blinds looked at the percentage of the population who are early morning commuters, the number of coffee shops per capita, the number of breakfast restaurants per capita and the number of gyms with early hours per capita in each of the Top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas.
And you’ll never believe this, but Las Vegas ranked third best, behind only Long Beach, California, and Mesa, Arizona.
Then, there were the cities that didn’t do too hot. Among them were Austin, Texas, New York, and San Francisco. I guess the city that never sleeps does, in fact, sleep in. And is it a mere coincidence that three of the biggest tech cities aren’t great for early risers?
Here’s the full list of winners and losers, but fair warning — be ready for some major surprises: