Fort Wayne is voted fifth most boring city by Movoto Blog... Really?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

I woke up the other morning and saw that I had a private message on Twitter.  It was from Movoto Blog, and it said that Fort Wayne was voted the fifth most boring city.

Fort Wayne voted most boring city1.  I don't know who Movoto Blog is, so there's that.  

2.  Really?   Fort Wayne is boring?  Based on what?  

Then I read the blog...  

"The population was decidedly older, there was not much nightlife or fine dining options per capita, and there were very few music venues scattered throughout the city.  This city is rather pretty, and if you're looking for a place to kick back and relax there are worse places to go.  But if you want to be wild and crazy and you're not there during a festival, you're probably out of luck."  

I'm assuming the author is talking about me when she refers to "older."  No really, I'm okay with that.  I'm a middle aged man just around the corner from my mid life crisis.  I see a sports car in my near future...

Back to Fort Wayne being "boring."  

FINE DINING.  Amanda and I haven't eaten meat or dairy in almost two years now.  Our definition of "fine dining" is our favorite place, The Loving Cafe.  It's a veg/vegan restaurant that is the happiest place on earth.  

I know there are plenty of fine dining options for those that do eat meat, including Chops, Club Soda, and many others.  

MUSIC VENUES.  Last time I checked, there's live music going on almost every night of the week.  How about Rock the Plaza every Saturday night during the warmer days?  How about The Embassy?  Oh...  and that little old building called the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum?  I'm pretty sure there's some big acts that have come through there.

NIGHTLIFE.  I don't even know what this means since I'm older.  I'm normally in bed by 8:30.  Seriously though, I'm pretty sure there's plenty of nightlife in Fort Wayne for the younger crowd.  

Back in my day Pierre's was the hot spot.  I think it's still open but I haven't been there since a concert a few summers ago.  

Fort Wayne voted fifth most boring cityWhat about downtown Fort Wayne?  The city has made major changes downtown over the last 10 years and that place is HOPPING!  With the new Tin Caps stadium, the numerous events that are held almost weekly, and the many trendy and hip restaurants and bars, there's always something to do!  

What about the art museums, the children's zoo, Buskerfest, the Three Rivers Festival, the River Greenway, Art in the Park, the Mad Ants and the Komets??

I could go on and on, but I think you get my point.  

I absolutely love this city.  We've thought about moving south a few times when the weather has been colder, but we aren't going anywhere.  

Fort Wayne is our home.  

As I read more of the blog, I see that the author is critical of many other cities and their lack of night life.  If THAT'S what makes a city boring, so be it.  Color me bored...  

I need to wrap things up guys.  It's 10:30 am.  Almost lunch time followed by my afternoon nap.  I need my rest for our shuffleboard match this afternoon...  


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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

Sounds like a great place to live to me!

Jun 08, 2014 01:00 AM #5
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

This is hilarious Jared.  Yes, the shuffleboard games await!  The blogger is just showing their ignorance of the beauty in taking in another lifestyle, which is not necessarily good/bad or indifferent.  Hey, there's many a buyer looking to get off the grid to stop and smell the roses.  Ft. Wayne sounds like a wonderful place.

Jun 08, 2014 01:32 AM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jared & Amanda,

I definitely know where Fort Wayne, Indiana is. I've been there many times. I could find my way there and if I got lost, I have confidence I'd meet a friendly person who would give me directions. But I have to say, I never heard of Motovo Blog.


Fort Wayne has a good reputation. Motovo Blog can go to the dump and not be missed. 

Jun 08, 2014 01:44 AM #7
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I did not know you were vegans, how did I miss that? I don't know if I could live without Greek yogurt so I can't join you, but love vegetarian restaurants. 

Jun 08, 2014 03:05 AM #8
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Wow, fifth most boring - where does this catagory even come from, let alone the process they went through to select the cities? The subjective criteria may have been done by some biased individual who just came down from his wing suit dive, but its obvious that a more valid selection process would be to ask the people who actually live there like yourselves. Great localism blog for sure!

Jun 08, 2014 03:36 AM #9
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If nightlife is the definition of what makes a city "exciting" then I would want to live in a boring place.   

Jun 08, 2014 03:59 AM #10
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Boring is what you make it. I can find fun any place. I know I've traveled some of this country's most untraveled roads and I've found fun. The writer of that artical obviously had a bias. 

Jun 08, 2014 01:45 PM #11
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Thank you for all of the support.  Boring IS what you make it.  Well said Debbie.  


Jun 08, 2014 09:57 PM #12
Sophia Lin
Intero Real Estate Services - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist

Hi Amanda & Jared, "way to stick up for your neck of the woods! "  by your description it sounds like a place that if like to visit and coming from a true resident I know the info is backed up;)

Jun 09, 2014 12:18 AM #13
John Fauth
Coldwell Banker King Thompson - Grove City, OH
Turning your dreams into an address!

I guess it's just not new york where the blogger must live. LOL. Compared to that most american cities are boring.

Jun 09, 2014 03:03 AM #14
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Way to go, Amanda and Jared to stick up for your community. Maybe the people that said your area is voted 5th most boring City are just really boring people. They should be voted 5th most boring people then, maybe. Have a great week!

Jun 09, 2014 05:00 AM #15
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

What is considered boring in one person's eyes is a delight in another's.

Jun 09, 2014 10:34 AM #16
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Jared, You did a good job pointing out all the wonderful reasons Fort Wayne is a great place to live. The blogger evidently did not know your city like you do.

Jun 10, 2014 11:00 PM #17
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

What a ridiculous survey.......boring ?  I think not !

Jun 10, 2014 11:25 PM #18
Bill Dean
Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo. - Fenton, MO
William Dean - Broker, Salesperson


I have heard of Movoto, actually they are quite boring.   You can go there and be listed as an agent since they think it is soooo boring maybe they will send you ALL the boring folks you can work with.  I am signed up with them , doesn't cost me anything BUT also have gotten NO biz from them either.


Jun 11, 2014 03:10 AM #19
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jared, just stopping by to wish you a Happy Fathers Day. I hope you enjoy it! Fort Wayne has never seemed boring to me, you're always out and about visiting fun places and posting great pictures!

Jun 14, 2014 11:55 PM #20
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning. Maybe boring has something to do with less crime. Where some of these folks come up with this so called knowledge is a bit crazy.

Thank you for commenting on my post.

Jun 15, 2014 10:33 PM #21
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

My city is kinda borning and it's just the way I like it.  

Jun 15, 2014 10:40 PM #22
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Thanks for the support everybody.  No.  Fort Wayne doesn't have the party scene that a Miami or NYC does, but there is always something to do.  I love this city!  

Jun 15, 2014 10:44 PM #23
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

Thanks for the great post today.  A wonderful way to start the third week in June...Liz in Chandler.

Jun 16, 2014 08:41 AM #24
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