The City Beautiful may be hot this time of the year, but it also is the sixth-coolest city in 2010, according to a new ranking of “America’s Coolest Cities” by Forbes.com.
The top five cities included New York City and Las Vegas (tied for No. 1), Seattle, Chicago and Oakland, Calif.
To compile the list, market research company Harris Interactive polled 2,104 adults in July from across the U.S., asking which of the 40 largest metropolitan statistical areas were the coolest.
Factors measured ranged from number of restaurants, bars and clubs to concert venues.
Orlando ranked 29th among the metros for number of restaurants, bars and clubs; 34th in number of museums, theaters, stadiums and arenas; and 32nd in galleries and concert venues.
Miami made the top 10, coming in at No. 9 on the list.
Source: Orlando Business Journal, Orlando among top ‘cool’ cities
[Editor’s Note: Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, the state’s largest and the nation’s third-largest university.]