Denver named 10th coolest city in U.S. by Forbes

DENVER — Denver has been named the 10th coolest city in America by Forbes.

Although “cool” is a subjective thing, Forbes looked at a variety of metrics it believes would be considered universally cool. The study looked at the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S.

It considered things such as recreational options including sporting events, parks and zoos, local restaurants, and access to reliable mass transit, among other things.

San Francisco topped the list, but Forbes said Denver’s strengths are youth, coffee shops and breweries.

However, Forbes said the Mile High City is weak when it comes to small-business growth, locally owned restaurants and diversity.

The top 10 coolest cities, according to Forbes.

  1. San Francisco
  2. Seattle
  3. San Diego
  4. New Orleans
  5. Portland, Oregon
  6. San Jose, California
  7. Los Angeles
  8. New York
  9. Boston
  10. Denver