Baltimore is America’s 14th Coolest City

Forbes ranked Baltimore 14th among coolest cities to live in – and Burnam Woods, Chatham Gardens, and Old Orchard apartments are within 20 miles of Baltimore City!

Baltimore – America’s 14th Coolest City
(courtesy of Visit Baltimore)

Forbes refers to Baltimore as an “up-and-coming metro area” and according to Bert Sperling, founder of Sperling’s Best Places, “Baltimore is in transition because it has been down and out for a long time but it’s beginning to come back because it’s affordable.” Using seven criteria, Forbes ranked 65 of the largest Metropolitan areas according to their “coolness.” Here are Baltimore’s stats:

Arts & Culture Index: 96
Recreation Index: 98
Diversity Index: 57
Number of Local Eats: 4,451
Median Age: 38
Unemployment: 7.1%
2011 Net Migration: 4,610 people

Baltimore native Michael Phelps winning his 19th Olympic medal to become the world’s most decorated Olympian in history definitely adds to Baltimore’s cool factor.

Michael Phelps makes Baltimore proud!

Read the full story from Forbes here