Excitement! That’s what your city is missing. Well, that and bridges that have been inspected, good schools and jobs. If you want to find the excitement look no further than Movoto’s list of the ten most exciting cities in these United States.


Maybe Oakland really is that exciting vacation destination on the other side of the Bay Bridge that we’ve all heard so much about.

Atlanta could get its excitement factor up if it had less fast food restaurants per square mile. Get working on that quick serve casual dining chains of the world.

The categories that Movoto used to determine the list were:

  • 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)
  • Population diversity
  • Movie theaters per square mile
  • Museums per square mile
  • Theater companies per square mile
  • Music venues per square mile

So, parks are exciting because you can play ultimate frisbee in them. Old people are not exciting because they have jobs or something. Fast food is lame, but that place Anthony Bourdain visited is not. Bars are cool unless they are inside of a fast food restaurant (wait, that actually sounds like a really good idea). Big box stores suck. Neighbors who you can hear makin’ whoopie on the other side of your paper thin walls are awesome. Movie theaters rock because you totally have $50 to go see something that you could just wait a few months for. Museums are like movie theaters for collectibles. Theater troops are totally not annoying in any way and are wicked exciting. And finally music venues that play that band you haven’t heard of are where it’s at.

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