When you’re looking to move, there are a lot of factors to consider: job opportunities, schools, taxes, distance from family. But that all pales in comparison to the importance of pizza.

Yes, proximity to and the number of pizza restaurants is important if you ask true pizza fanatics. Pizza lovers looking to surround themselves with what matters most should consider a recent ranking released by Apartmentguide.com revealing the 10 best places to live for pizza lovers.

Enjoy 25 mouthwatering facts about pizza.

To establish the ranking, Apartmentguide.com took the number of pizza establishments in each town and the number of overall restaurants available, and determined what percentage of those overall eating options in a particular town were specifically pizza.

And no, surprisingly it’s not all New York and Chicago, either.

So, pizza lovers, pack your bags! Make a move to these towns and you’ll surely find other pizza-loving people just like yourself.

No matter how you slice it, ordering a large is always the best deal.

10 best cities for pizza lovers

10. Wilkes-Barre, PA

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 71.07

Share of pizza restaurants: 17.16%

9. Manchester, NH

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 35.5

Share of pizza restaurants: 17.39%

8. Trenton, NJ

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 53.59

Share of pizza restaurants: 17.44%

7. Duluth, MN

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 36.10

Share of pizza restaurants: 17.82%

6. Youngstown, OH

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 76.97

Share of pizza restaurants: 76.97

5. Charleston, WV

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 84.72

Share of pizza restaurants: 18.02%

4. Elkhart, IN

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 52.29

Share of pizza restaurants: 57.29%

3. Springfield, MA

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 27.74

Share of pizza restaurants: 27.74%

2. Scranton, PA

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 54.42

Share of pizza restaurants: 54.42%

1. Worcester, MA

Pizza restaurants per 100,000 people: 38.74

Share of pizza restaurants: 21.75%

But what about New York and Chicago?

Thin slice and deep dish fans need not fret. New Yorkers and Chicagoans know their slice superiority shouldn’t be overlooked. When it’s purely number of pizza places in a city that count, the list becomes a little more expected.

Cities with the most pizza places overall

1. Philadelphia, PA: 422 total pizza businesses

2. Chicago, IL: 399 total pizza businesses

3. Brooklyn, NY: 388 total pizza businesses

4. Houston, TX: 363 total pizza businesses

5. New York (Manhattan), NY: 346 total pizza businesses

6. Los Angeles, CA: 288 total pizza businesses

7. Las Vegas, NV: 262 total pizza businesses

8. San Antonio, TX: 244 total pizza businesses

9. Bronx, NY: 234 total pizza businesses

10. San Diego, CA: 207 total pizza businesses

Also see, This is the best city for beer lovers, according to a study. 

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.