San Jose is Ranked as One of Coolest Places to Live in the U.S.


San Jose recently ranked as one of the Top 20 Coolest Cities in the U.S. to Live, in part, because of the increase in local residents frequenting Downtown, the availability of non-chain restaurants, abundant entertainment and cultural venues per capita, and its growing population. The report, by Forbes and Sperling’s Best Places, determined the “coolness” factors by calculating how much entertainment, recreation and local food was offered in each location, as well as the percent of 20- to 30-year-olds, overall population growth since 2000, and the ethnic diversity of people living there. San Jose tied with Los Angeles as one of the “coolest cities.” It ranked higher than Los Angeles in the “Foodie” category with 79.7 percent of the available eats being local, non-chain establishments. The results also showed that the net migration in San Jose rose by 2.2 percent between 2010 and 2013, suggesting that the population is growing and people are staying put. For more information, click here, or contact Kerry Adams-Hapner, Director of Cultural Affairs.