Scottsdale Best, Gilbert Worst Arizona Cities For New Years

Photo courtesy of WalletHub

It is no surprise that Scottsdale, AZ ranked the highest of Arizona cities in WalletHub’s analysis of the 100 Best cities for New Year’s Eve. It is also no surprise that Gilbert came in nearly dead last.

WalletHub’s analysts used 20 key metrics. The data set ranges from “legality of fireworks” to “average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket” to “forecasted precipitation for Dec. 31.”

WalletHub Ranks Arizona Best cities for New Year’s Eve
Total RankCity ScoreEntertainment & FoodCostsSafety & Accessibility
16Scottsdale, AZ61.628270
59Tucson, AZ49.3551896
66Phoenix, AZ48.6594193
72Chandler, AZ46.78862357
76Mesa, AZ46.3891274
81Glendale, AZ45.68681588
94Gilbert, AZ41.43962552

Below WalletHub provides the rankings for the top ten cities led by Orlando, FL and another surpise the top city in the state of New York is Buffalo with New York city at number 38.

A bit of a shocker is last place went to North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Best Cities for New Year’s EveWorst Cities for New Year’s Eve
1Orlando, FL91Chula Vista, CA
2San Francisco, CA92Henderson, NV
3Atlanta, GA93Fort Worth, TX
4Denver, CO94Gilbert, AZ
5Buffalo, NY95Arlington, TX
6Cincinnati, OH96Fremont, CA
7Miami, FL97San Bernardino, CA
8St. Louis, MO98Garland, TX
9Pittsburgh, PA99Newark, NJ
10Las Vegas, NV100North Las Vegas, NV

New Year’s Eve Fun Facts

  • 360+ Million – Number of glasses of sparkling wine consumed on New Year’s Eve.
  • 11,875 Pounds – Weight of the Times Square Ball, which is covered with 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles.
  • 20 Percent – Share of all charitable donations made in the final 48 hours of the year.
  • 48 Percent – Share of parents who plan to count down the last 10 seconds of 2016 with their kids by 9 p.m.
  • $10,000 – Average cost of a DUI.
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1 Comment

  1. The statistic that they left out, and one I consider to more relevant than the others, is the fact that you have a greater chance of being stopped at an UN-Constitutional road block without “probable cause”, and getting a Revenue Enhancing citation because some machine says that you are drunk even if you are not.

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