They may be living elsewhere, but hearts are in San Francisco

Americans dreaming of California made it the most popular U.S. state to live in for a fourth straight year, beating out Hawaii and Florida, according to a Harris Poll.

San Francisco was the fourth most popular city where people would choose to live, being beat by New York, which has held the top spot since 1999, San Diego and Las Vegas. The rest of the top 10 included Honolulu, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago and Boston.

In the state race, Hawaii moved into second position in the survey of 3,685 U.S. adults, swapping places with Florida. The three states have had a lock on the top three spots since 2001, according to the nationwide poll of the most popular U.S. states, which was conducted online between Aug. 8 and Aug. 17. Eight of the 15 top states are in the West and six are in the South, New York state, ranked fifth, was the only representative from the mid-Atalantic region.

Respondents were asked where they would choose to live if they could live in any U.S. state other than their own or in any city other than the one they were already living close to.

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