Houston tops Forbes' list of coolest cities to live

July 27, 2012 9:13:10 AM PDT
Move over LA and the Big Apple -- the Bayou City is topping the list as the nation's 'coolest' city.

Forbes ranked 65 of the largest metro areas in the US on seven data points including entertainment, arts and culture, restaurants and bars, median age and employment stats. It seems Houston's growing job market and younger median age nudged it to number one.

Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas and Seattle rounded out the rest of the top five.

As for other cities in Texas -- San Antonio came in at 11, Fort Worth at 13 and the state capital of Austin grabbed the 19th spot.