The 10 Most Exciting Places In New York By Movoto Real Estate
Many will probably proclaim that New York City is the most exciting city in the U.S…scratch that…the world! I haven’t been to every city in the entire world, but I have a good feeling NYC ise near the top if not the top. From nightlife, restaurants to Broadway shows and sporting events, I think this city has pretty much got it all when it comes to “excitement.” No doubt it is an expensive city, but that’s probably because there’s no shortage in demand to come here.
In a recent article on Movoto, it doesn’t even list New York City as the most exciting city in New York. What?! While I haven’t been to Ithaca, I’ve known people who have lived there. I’m sure it’s a pretty cool town, but it’s no New York City! The writer does admit that the reason NYC wasn’t ranked higher was because they looked at amenities per capital, rather than total amenities…and NYC has A LOT of people.
Here are the list of factors the writer used to determine how exciting the city was:
•Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
•Live music venues per capita
•Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
•Arts and Entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.)
•Fast Food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
•Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the higher the better)
•Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the higher the better)
•Population density (the higher the better)
The article also lists other exciting cities in New York. While my wife and I never seriously considered moving out of NYC, we have spoken about it and I don’t think “excitement” was the overriding factor. I mean I am 34 years old, with a family (interesting that 18 to 34 year olds increase the excitement factor in the city…I guess this is my last year of adding to my city’s excitement!) When I have conversations with some family members and friends about the cost of living in NYC and say that we’d be better off moving to a lower cost area, they often tell us we’d be bored because nothing can match the excitement of NYC. That may be true, but the other cities mentioned on the list are pretty exciting too. My brother-in-law, who lives in Buffalo visited recently and told me about the outdoor concerts along the waterfront and the various activities and restaurants at Canalside. There are also plenty of speaker, concerts and activities at SUNY Buffalo, which is usually true for cities near a big university. Sure, Buffalo is no New York City, but there are other places that offer plenty of amenities to keep you entertained. Plus, if you’re over 34, you probably have a different definition of excitement according to Movoto.
Here’s a list of the most exciting cities across the United States according to Movoto:
The 10 Most Exciting Cities
Surprisingly, New York City did not crack the top five. I’d have to respectfully disagree with the ranking here. Oddly Movoto used slightly different factors in determining “exciting” in this survey.
•Park acreage per person
•Percent of population between 20 and 34 years old
•Fast food restaurants per square mile (the fewer the better)
•Bars per square mile
•Big box stores per square mile (the fewer the better)
•Movie theaters per square mile
•Museums per square mile
•Theater companies per square mile
•Music venues per square mile
Using the above factors, how exciting do you think your city is? What factors do you think determine whether a city is exciting? Does it matter to you?