Forbes Named 20 Coolest Cities in USA....Riverside Made #8

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Forbes Named 20 Coolest Cities in USA.

Riverside, CA Made the List at  #8

On Wednesday  August 5, 2014, Forbes named the top Coolest 25 Cities in the United States to live. The catagories they based it on were a) arts and culture, b) diversity, c) migration, d) entertainment, e) restaurants and f) number of adults 20-32 years old living there. 

1. Washington, DC

2. Seattle, WA

3. Austin, TX

4. Houston, TX

5. San Francisco, CA

6. San Diego, CA

7. Denver, CA

8. Riverside, CA

9. Boston, MA

10. Dallas, TX

11. New York, NY

12. Oakland, CA

13. Miami, FL

14. Sacramento, CA

15. San Antonio, TX

16. San Jose, CA - Tied for #16

16. Los Angeles, CA - Tied for #16

18. Raleigh, NC

19. Bethesda, ML

20. Santa Ana, CA

Many popular cities were left out including Chicago, Memphis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Portland. Of the 20 cites selected, 7 cities were from California.

*Riverside, CA is a beautiful city in Southern California and I am fortunate to live and work here in the Inland Empire. Riverside has many museums, great restaurants, historical buildings and homes, Mission Inn, Fox Theatre, Mount Rubidoux. Riverside also has many festivals, an active downtown section of town, 2 huge shopping malls, and centrally located to the mountain, desert, and beaches.


Forbes Named Riverside #8 as Coolest City

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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kristin Hamilton - not a single name from MA! It looks like almost half of it is CA! And #5 and #6 are my favorite and I will be there next week!

Aug 06, 2014 03:22 PM #1
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Praful,

San Diego and San Francisco are two of my favorites too. Thanks for stopping by.

Aug 06, 2014 03:30 PM #2
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent

The only Florida city that made it was Miami.  There are so many cool cities in Florida, I'm kind of disappointed. lol  Not that Miami isn't a good time ...

Aug 06, 2014 07:35 PM #3
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

Congratulations to Riverside, CA being #8 on the list of coolest cities!

Aug 06, 2014 10:01 PM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a great list.  I see that Sacramento made #14.  We are continually working to make great strides in our city.

Aug 06, 2014 10:53 PM #5
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Chris,

I guess it is hard to pick the cities since there are so many great metropolitan areas in the US.

Aug 07, 2014 12:40 AM #6
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Joe,

I was pretty happy about that rating. I grew up in Riverside and love the community.

Aug 07, 2014 12:41 AM #7
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Myrl,

Yes I thought Sacramento was a fun place even for my short trip this spring to Women's Council of Realtors. I am sure Sacramento is known to be somewhat urbanized nowadays and people like to be able to walk or bicycle downtown and live nearby. 

Aug 07, 2014 12:44 AM #8
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