Move over Big Apple, make way San Fran – little ol’ Oakland has been ranked the Most Exciting City in the United States by Motovo Blog, which ranked cities on a varity of variables.
And in case you’re wondering, San Francisco came in third while New York was in sixth place.
Other cities making Motovo’s Top 10 were Boston, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; Washington, DC; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Portland, Oregon.
Looks like Oakland’ s in some pretty good company! And the number of professional sports franchises was not even taken into consideration.
And speaking of sports franchises, Money Magazine ranked Oakland as the Third Most Liked US City. Unable to figure out why the city was so popular, the editors decided it must have something to do the popularity of its football team.
“Perhaps there are far more Raiders fans out there than we assumed,” the magazine said.
“The Raiders will have a successful return to dominance someday.”
Top 10 – How Oakland Ranks in the Popularity Polls
No. 1 Most Exciting City in America – Movoto Blog
No. 1 Greenest City in the U.S. – SheKnows Travel
No. 2 Best City to Be Single in California – Movoto Blog
No. 3 Most Liked US City – Money Magazine
No. 4 Most Diverse City in America NerdWallet
No. 4 Top Urban Destination for Nature-Lovers – NerdWallet
No. 5 Most Hipster City in America – Thirllist
No. 5 Place to Go in 2012 – The New York Times
No. 6 Most Rising Star Travel Destination 2014 – The Huffington Post
No. 10 Best City to Have a Dog – NerdWallet
There you have it. Looks like Oaktown’s on a roll!