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When you just can't shake that sleepiness, where do you head to get your tall, non-fat soy latte, no foam with caramel drizzle? Starbucks. No matter what city you're in, you know the Starbucks barista will get your order just right.

That jolt of caffeine made just the way you want it can stir your day into productivity quickly. There are more than 14,000 Starbucks stores in the U.S. where you can rack up your Rewards via the app for your next trip.

The best Starbucks cities based on stores per capita

If you're just not a morning person and need a Starbucks nearby at all times, there are a few notable cities in which you should live. Most are in the Pacific Northwest, although not the top spot on our list.

But slow your coffee roll, Seattle! Our rankings are based on the number of Starbucks stores per caffeine lover than anywhere in the U.S. That means more locations, fewer people and — in theory — smaller lines.

10. Scottsdale, AZ

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Ranked as one of the country's best destinations for golf, thanks to its sunny, desert climate and 200+ golf courses, Scottsdale is the perfect spot to grab a Frappuccino and head outside to hit a few holes in one.

Looking for a breath of fresh air? Living in Scottsdale will cost you $1,539 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

9. Portland, OR

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Affordability, job availability and quality of life earned Portland a spot on the U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Places to Live. The city's offbeat events and hiking opportunities paired with your favorite coffee from Starbucks make for a perfect combination of good living.

If you want to wake up to foggy mornings and a Starbucks cup, living in Portland will set you back $1,581 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

Related: The 10 Best Cities for Vegetarians in America

8. Renton, WA

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Located about 11 miles from downtown Seattle, Renton is the ideal Pacific Northwest setting for your outdoor soul. With major employer Boeing headquartered here and Cedar River views from most everywhere in the city, there's little not to love in this town.

Better yet, despite its slight remoteness, you still have prime access to your favorite Starbucks order. If you're ready to look West, you can snag a one-bedroom apartment for $1,505 a month in Renton.

7. Vancouver, WA

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Vancouver has earned top spots on various lists for the best place to live with a family. Located less than 20 minutes from Portland, it boasts scenic views, hiking and mountain climbing that will keep you energized, along with your Starbucks iced coffee from one of the many nearby stores.

At $1,165 per month for a one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver, the mix of city and nature views are all worth it.

Related: The 10 Best Cities for Coffee Lovers in America

6. Everett, WA

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Only 30 minutes away from Seattle, Everett offers increasingly affordable rents while being full of culture and winery options — and of course, multiple Starbucks to give you a daily jolt. It's even home to the oldest theater in the state.

A fan of coffee and affordable Seattle suburbs? Grab your very own one-bedroom rental for $1,277 per month.

5. Orlando, FL

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Walt Disney World, Epcot and many, many Starbucks stores — Orlando has entertaining attractions and plenty of caffeine to get going. But the city doesn't only have Mickey Mouse-themed rides to offer. Canaveral National Seashore is a great place to take your morning walks with your Starbucks soy latte.

To live in Florida's fourth-largest city, you'll have to pay an average of $1,334 per month for a one-bedroom apartment.

Related: The 10 Best Cities for Chipotle Lovers in America

4. Seattle, WA

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The coffee chain's headquarters are in Seattle, also known as Emerald City. Whether you're strolling down to Pike Place Market or off to hike one of the nearby trails, you'll find a Starbucks just when you need it.

Seattle's rents are on the high-end of our list (but not the most expensive). You can score a one-bedroom here for $2,151 per month.

3. Bellevue, WA

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About 25 minutes away from Seattle, Bellevue has small town charm and big city entertainment options, with an array of Starbucks stores all over town due to its proximity to Seattle. Breathtaking views of the Cascade mountains and accolades for the Best Place to Live, it's a lively city to stop and drink a cup 'o Joe.

Right across from Lake Washington, you can grab a one-bedroom apartment for $2,323 a month.

2. Burbank, CA

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The city of Burbank has a high walkability score and multiple Starbucks to grab a quick espresso shot. Thanks to the city's diversity, there are multiple delicious food options and star-power due to the many Hollywood move studios nearby.

A one-bedroom in this California city averages $2,587 per month.

1. Las Vegas, NV

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What a twist! Las Vegas takes the number one spot for best cities for Starbucks lovers, leaving the brand's headquarters in the dust. But it does make sense as the city with 24/7 entertainment and the brightest neons would need the most Starbucks per resident capita. Staying awake is the name of the game.

Thinking of making the move? You can join the party by renting a one-bedroom apartment for $1,062 per month.

Related: The 10 Best Cities in America for Fast Food Lovers

The top 50 Starbucks cities

Want to see how your favorite cities rank among coffee lovers? You won't be without Starbucks in these 50 cities.

Rank

City, State Starbucks Locations per Resident

1

Las Vegas, NV 1 per 5,133

2

Burbank, CA 1 per 5,242

3

Bellevue, WA 1 per 5,350

4

Seattle, WA 1 per 5,449

5

Orlando, FL 1 per 5,720

6

Everett, WA 1 per 5,794

7

Vancouver, WA 1 per 5,856

8

Renton, WA 1 per 5,963

9

Portland, OR 1 per 6,054

10

Scottsdale, AZ 1 per 6,096

11

Tempe, AZ 1 per 6,381

12

Alexandria, VA 1 per 6,401

13

Roseville, CA 1 per 6,444

14

Pasadena, CA 1 per 6,484

15

Torrance, CA 1 per 6,671

16

Costa Mesa, CA 1 per 6,696

17

Pittsburgh, PA 1 per 6,720

18

Spokane, WA 1 per 7,003

19

Westminster, CO 1 per 7,051

20

Cincinnati, OH 1 per 7,174

21

Sacramento, CA 1 per 7,274

22

Tacoma, WA 1 per 7,359

23

El Cajon, CA 1 per 7,421

24

Kent, WA 1 per 7,556

25

Washington D.C. 1 per 7,711

26

Richmond, VA 1 per 7,829

27

Columbia, SC 1 per 7,830

28

Atlanta, GA 1 per 7,972

29

Salt Lake City, UT 1 per 8,022

30

Hillsboro, OR 1 per 8,223

31

Boulder, CO 1 per 8,240

32

Orange, CA 1 per 8,268

33

Santa Rosa, CA 1 per 8,346

34

Tucson, AZ 1 per 8,370

35

Eugene, OR 1 per 8,446

36

Vista, CA 1 per 8,464

37

Santa Clara, CA 1 per 8,476

38

Thousand Oaks, CA 1 per 8,600

39

Irvine, CA 1 per 8,670

40

Springfield, MO 1 per 8,809

41

Knoxville, TN 1 per 8,921

42

Denver, CO 1 per 9,034

43

Wilmington, NC 1 per 9,157

44

Fort Collins, CO 1 per 9,171

45

Reno, NV 1 per 9,217

46

Miami, FL 1 per 9,267

47

Ann Arbor, MI 1 per 9,344

48

Boise, ID 1 per 9,440

49

Gainesville, FL 1 per 9,446

50

Grand Rapids, MI 1 per 9,468

Starbucks on every corner

How about the top 10 cities with the most Starbucks stores? Make your guesses and check out the rankings below.

Rank

City, State Total Starbucks Locations

1

New York, NY 241

2

Chicago, IL 184

3

Houston, TX 148

4

San Diego, CA 141

5

Los Angeles, CA 137

6

Seattle, WA 133

7

Las Vegas, NV 125

8

Portland, OR 107

9

Phoenix, AZ 103

10

San Francisco, CA 93

Methodology

We took cities with populations more than 100,000 according to the U.S. Census Bureau and used 8 million commercially available business listings to count the number of Starbucks locations with a mailing address in each city. We then divided each location's population by this total to determine a ratio of the number Starbucks stores for each resident to come up with our quantitative ranking. Our counts do not reflect Starbucks locations that are found inside of other stores, such as grocery stores or Target. These listings may not reflect recent stores openings or closings.

The rent information included in this article is based on February 2019 multifamily rental property inventory on ApartmentGuide.com and Rent.com and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein does not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.

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Muriel Vega

Muriel Vega is an Atlanta-based journalist and editor who writes mostly about technology and its intersection with food and culture. She’s the managing editor of tech news publication Hypepotamus, and has contributed to The Guardian, Atlanta magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, VICE and more. She spends her time eating her way through Buford Highway and exploring Atlanta's arts scene.

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