Chicago Not Named on Forbes' List of "Coolest Cities in America"

Out of the top 20 cities, Washington, D.C. was named the nation’s coolest city

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    Apparently, Forbes doesn't think Chicago is cool.

    The magazine released a list of “America’s Coolest Cities” for 2014, and Chicago didn’t make the cut.

    Out of the top 20 cities, Washington, D.C. was named the nation’s coolest city.

    The rankings are based on factors like arts and culture, recreation, diversity, local eateries, population age and migration rates.

    Among the cities that are reportedly “cooler” than Chicago were Seattle, Washington; Austin, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Francisco, California; San Diego, California; Denver, Colorado; Riverside, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and Dallas, Texas.

    Forbes said the top cities on the list are either “established, wealthier cities” or “up-and-coming places where low costs of living, outdoor attractions and strong economies have attracted young adults who can’t afford to live in those more established areas.”

    The top 20 cities were selected out of the country’s 60 largest cities and surrounding suburbs.

    Washington was named in the top spot thanks to its wide variety of entertainment options and diverse and younger population, according to Forbes.

    New York City, Oakland, California, Miami, Sacramento, San Antonio, Texas, San Jose, California, Los Angeles, Raleigh, North Carolina, Bethesda, Maryland and Santa Ana, California were also named on the list.

    It is the second snub for Chicago this week, after the city was left off a list of "Best U.S. Craft Breweries" by the Daily Meal.