25 Best Shopping Cities In The U.S.

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Real Estate Agent with A 2 Z Realty LLC

25 Best Shopping Cities In The U.S.

According to Forbes Magazine when it comes to shopping, everyone has their own style. Some of us are in-and-out. We know what we want, we know where to find it and we'd like to be on our way, thank-you-very-much. Others are in heaven strolling through well-lit retail centers, window shopping to our heart's delight, even if there's nothing we "need." And some of us are on the hunt for a bargain-if it isn't on sale, it's not on the list.

Here are the following lists:

No. 1: Houston, Texas

16,938 retail locations-54 shopping centers-8.25% sales tax

No. 2: Dallas, Texas

19,069 retail locations-28 shopping centers-8.25% sales tax

No. 3: Baltimore, Md.

9,536 retail locations-21 Shopping centers-6% sales tax

No. 4: Columbus, Ohio

5,712 retail locations-32 Shopping centers-6.75% sales tax

No. 5: Indianapolis, Ind.

5,955 retail locations-18 Shopping centers-7% sales tax

No. 6: Philadelphia, Pa.

20,970 retail locations-29 Shopping centers-8% sales tax

No. 7: Phoenix, Ariz.

11,992 retail locations-40 shopping centers-9.3% sales tax

No. 8: San Antonio, Texas

5,913 retail locations-41 Shopping centers-8.13% sales

No. 9: Jacksonville, Fla.

5,190 retail locations-25 Shopping centers-7% sales

No. 10: San Diego, Calif.

9,948 retail locations-22 Shopping centers-8.75% sales tax

No. 11: Charlotte, N.C.

6,225 retail locations-21 Shopping centers-8.25% sales tax

No. 12: Austin, Texas

5,347 retail locations-31 Shopping centers-8.25% sales tax

No. 13: Denver, Colo.

8,476 retail locations-11 Shopping centers-7.72% sales tax

No. 14: Detroit, Mich.

15,985 retail locations-3 Shopping centers-6% sales tax

No. 15: Chicago, Ill.

30,234 retail locations-22 Shopping centers-9.75% sales tax

No. 16: Los Angeles, Calif.

40,170 retail locations-15 Shopping centers-9.75% sales tax

No. 17: Milwaukee, Wis.

5,012 retail locations-7 Shopping centers-5.6% sales tax

No. 18: Boston, Mass.

17,098 retail stores-7 Shopping centers-6.25% sales tax

No. 19: Nashville, Tenn.

5,869 retail locations-10 Shopping centers-9.25% sales tax

No. 20: San Jose, Calif.

5,421 retail locations-13 Shopping centers-9.25% sales tax

No. 21: El Paso, Texas

2,334 retail locations-13 Shopping centers-8.25% sales tax

No. 22: New York, N.Y.

75,619 retail locations-9 Shopping centers-8.88% sales tax

No. 23: Memphis, Tenn.

4,479 retail locations-24 Shopping centers-9.25% sales tax

No. 24: Seattle, Wash.

11,549 retail locations-9 Shopping centers-8.8% sales tax

No. 25: San Francisco, Calif.

14,412 retail locations-9 Shopping centers-9.5% sales tax

This is just an FYI only!

Happy shopping!

Thanks.

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Rainmaker
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Catherine Ulrey
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I am surprised we aren't on the list, no sales tax!

Dec 17, 2010 01:23 AM #1
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Tim Lorenz
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Oh yea I knew LA would be there my wife told me so a long time ago.

Dec 17, 2010 01:36 AM #2
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Adam Malachi
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Hello Catherine,

I'm surprised too! Maybe next time!

Thanks for your comments!

Adam

Dec 17, 2010 01:45 AM #3
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Adam Malachi
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Hello Tim

Your wife is right! She is a keeper!

Thanks for your comments!

Adam

Dec 17, 2010 01:47 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers
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I hope the next RainCamps are in either Texas and California.

Dec 17, 2010 08:57 AM #5
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Lorraine Sayer
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Well I've checked off 8 of the above but I guess I've got a few more places to try out!  Hmmm who's going to be next? I try to mix in my hunt for the best restaurants with shopping and so far in my opinion Seattle is the winner for best restaurants. 

Dec 17, 2010 09:11 AM #6
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Nick T Pappas
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Adam, I'm a little surprised to see New York and Chicago so far down on the list...I'm trying to figure out the criteria Forbes used to determine this list.

Dec 17, 2010 06:59 PM #7
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Adam ~ wow, Chi-town has the highest tax rate.  9.75% is just crazy.

Dec 18, 2010 10:42 PM #8
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Georgie Hunter
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I'm not surprised that nowhere in Hawaii is on that list.  Shopping has always been a challenge here on Maui, but it's getting better.

Dec 21, 2010 06:01 PM #9
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