Miami Ranked Ninth Coolest City by Uncool Forbes Poll
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Forbes had Harris Interactive poll 2,104 Americans to ask them which U.S. cities they thought were the coolest. Miami came in at a respectable ninth.
Here's what Forbes says of Miami:
Miami took the biggest leap in coolness, moving from 19th place in 2009, to ninth place this year. In the past decade, the city has increasingly been recognized for its cutting-edge art scene, and hip galleries have proliferated. The 2002 introduction of Art Basel, an annual contemporary art festival that originated in Switzerland, has helped force art-lovers around the world to grudgingly acknowledge the city's status as a high-culture taste-maker.Somehow, Orlando came in sixth. We're not sure who thinks Mickey Mouse is cooler than Cocaine Cowboys, but they must be decidedly L7.
It's not clear whether recent news about basketball superstar LeBron James' defection to the Miami Heat did anything to affect the city's coolness factor -- but if the team goes on to perform as well as many observers suggest, it can only help the city's reputation.
There was a tie for the number one coolest city this year: New York, which is cool if you can afford it these days, and Las Vegas, which is cool if you're Jon Gosselin.