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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/30/2012

D.C. ranked second ‘coolest’ city by Forbes; Houston tops list

District residents may say it, and now Forbes is backing it. Washington, D.C. is a cool place to live.

In a recent ranking of America’s 20 coolest cities, Forbes used various measurements — including local restaurants and bars per capita, median age, unemployment rate and more. Forbes put the District in second place behind Houston.

On the arts and culture index, D.C. received a score of 99 out of 100, a recreation score of 93 and a diversity score of 70.9. Forbes also found the District has over 6,000 local eateries.

The District isn’t the only area city that made the cut. Forbes also ranked Bethesda 17th and Baltimore 14th.

Do you think D.C. is the coolest? Or is there another superlative that better defines the District? Let us know. Tweet at us @PostLocal.

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