Most Intelligent U.S. Cities

In early 2007, and CNN Headline News asked more than 60,000 Americans what they like—and don't like—about 25 large American cities and used the poll results to rank the cities based on a variety of topics, including most intelligent, most attractive, and best culture.

Rank City
1. Seattle
2. Minneapolis/St. Paul
3. Boston
4. Washington, D.C.
5. San Francisco
7. Austin
8. New York
9. Chicago
10. Denver
11. Santa Fe
12. Charleston
13. San Diego
14. Philadelphia
15. Nashville
16. Honolulu
17. Atlanta
San Antonio
19. New Orleans
20. Phoenix/Scottsdale
21. Orlando
22. Dallas/Fort Worth
23. Miami
24. Las Vegas
25. Los Angeles

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