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8 cities where cleanliness rules

By: Josh Lew on Nov. 11, 2013, 5:08 p.m.
Adelaide, Australia, cleanest cities

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Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, has been named the best place to live on the continent for the past three years by the Property Council of Australia, and the city has also received nods from consulting firm Mercer and the Economist magazine for its cleanliness and quality of life. Adelaide's layout includes a tremendous amount of parkland and wide avenues lined with greenery. British surveyor and colonist William Light designed Adelaide in 1837 with the goal of creating a city that was compact and user-friendly, but also had an abundance of green spaces.