Cambridge and Quincy ranked as most exciting suburbs in the US

Cambridge and Quincy are ranked as the most exciting suburbs in the United States by real estate blog Movato. Credit: Reuters
Cambridge and Quincy are ranked as the most exciting suburbs in the United States by real estate blog Movoto. Credit: Reuters

Things are exciting in the Boston suburbs, according to one new study.

Real estate blog Movoto has declared the Boston suburbs of Cambridge and Quincy as the two most appealing suburbs in the United States.

The full top 10 rankings are:

1. Cambridge, Mass.
2. Quincy, Mass.
3. Berkeley, Calif.
4. Miami Beach, Fla.
5. Santa Monica, Calif.
6. Lakewood, Ohio
7. Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
8. Tempe, Ariz.
9. Santa Clara, Calif.
10. Evanston, Ill.

To determine the rankings, Movoto started with 139 suburbs of the 50 largest cities in the U.S. Each suburb was ranked based on six criteria: nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.); live music venues per capita; active life options per capita (parks and outdoor activities); fast food restaurants restaurants per capita (the fewer the better); and the percentage of restaurants that are fast food (the lower the better).

Cambridge easily earned the No. 1 spot because of its high population of 18- to 34-year-olds. The city also scored particularly high rankings in the active life options, live music and nightlife categories. Quincy has an older population, but still managed to receive a high ranking thanks to a variety of active options.

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