I like to divide places (can be, similarly, sports teams, etc.) into 3 classes. First class cities are where they "know" they're the greatest place in the universe and don't spend much time thinking about other places. I'm looking at you, New York. Second class cities where they're constantly making comparisons and alternating between dreaming of being a "world class city" and asserting that they are. And, then, 3rd class places like the urban hellhole where we know it sucks and we just don't give a shit.