Friday, May 3, 2013

Oakland Deemed "Most Exciting City in America"

According to the folks over at the real estate blog Movoto, Oakland is THE MOST EXCITING CITY IN AMERICA (seriously), beating out Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Portland, and, yes, New York City.

The designation was based on ten factors, including the abundance of parks, young (and diverse) people, bars, movie theaters, museums, theater companies, and music venues, and the lack of fast food restaurants and big box stores. We agree, bars and greenery and diversity are pretty great.

“When we think of an exciting place to live, we think about places where there is always something to do—whether it’s eating at new restaurants or jogging through a park,” the report concluded. “This sounds a lot like Oakland, so we really weren’t that surprised.”

From Movoto:
How did we decide this? Recently, we got to thinking about cities and what makes them exciting and interesting places to live. We compiled a list of criteria and set out to determine which U.S. cities have the most zest for life (a full explanation of which can be found below). Here’s our list:
  1. Oakland, CA
  2. Boston, MA
  3. San Francisco, CA

To read more about the criteria, go to

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