07/01/2013 04:09 pm ET

The Top 10 Cities For Getting Rich: Credit Donkey

Win the lottery. Marry someone with money. Get rich or die trying.

These are just a few of the strategies out there for those of us who want to achieve financial success. But if none of these options sound doable, here’s another one to consider: move to a new city.

Credit Donkey, a credit card comparison company, recently released a ranking of the best cities in America to strike it rich. The list ranked America’s largest metropolitan areas based on three criteria: a city's percentage of high-income households, a city's economic growth and finally the amount of innovation occurring in a city based on patent information.

The results may surprise you. Cities like Minneapolis and Austin beat out well-known startup hubs like San Francisco and New York on the top 10 list, while large metropolitan areas like Chicago and Los Angeles didn’t even make the cut.

Here are Credit Donkey's top 10 cities to get rich:



10 Best Cities To Get Rich