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The Coolest Cities in America Are…

The Coolest Cities in America Are…

What makes a city cool? The number of record stores? The density of thrift shops? The diversity of its population? The commitment to sustainability?

Perhaps it’s all of the above.

According to a new study by Betway, all of these factors matter when it comes to determining which cities are the coolest in the United States. But only one city can be the ultimate coolest one in America, and that title goes to none other than Portland, Oregon.

With a total score of 3.958 out of 4, Portland ranks first for number of record stores and microbreweries — 35 percent more than the next-most Seattle.

New York City ranks second overall with a total score of 3.904, thanks to the 99 record stores, extraordinary rate of tattoo parlors, and strong selection of vegan restaurants (1,089, to be exact). Unsurprisingly, Los Angeles ranks third, followed by Seattle and Philadelphia to round out the top five U.S. cities.

The study also found that the coolest cities in the U.S. are becoming more and more popular with tourists and young professionals. In fact, the top five cities all saw a major population growth in recent years.

Austin, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Orlando and Cincinnati round out the top 10 coolest cities in the U.S.

Ultimately, what makes a city cool is a matter of personal opinion. But whether you’re looking for a city with a killer music scene, breathtaking views nightlife or a diverse population, you’re sure to find a place to love on this list.

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