Forbes names three Southwestern cities among ‘coolest’ in America

FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – In a month where Texas meteorologists stand beside life-sized five-day forecasts of temperatures hitting and exceeding the 100 degree mark, Forbes Magazine named three Southwestern Seminary cities among its Top 20 Coolest Cities in America, July 26. By “cool,” however, Forbes means a city that promises to be an exciting and fashionably attractive place to live.
 
Houston, home of Southwestern’s Havard campus, topped the list as the no. 1 coolest city in America, with one of its shining features being a 2.6 percent growth in jobs, which brought in almost 50,000 new residents. Forbes named Fort Worth, which boasts Southwestern’s main campus, and San Antonio, which has a seminary extension campus, 13th and 11th, respectively.
 
Forbes described the list’s five Texas cities—Houston, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin—as having “strong economies, large young adult populations and relatively high levels of cultural diversity.”
 
Job growth, sprawling development and redevelopment, food and entertainment options, and quality living conditions for attractive prices were all among the criteria Forbes used in determining what qualifies a city as “cool.”
 
“We also ranked the cities based on other recreational opportunities, including the amount of green space, the cost and number of outdoor activities like golfing and skiing available, and the number of pro and college sports teams,” wrote Forbes staffer, Morgan Brennan.
 

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