The Sexiest Small Cities in the U.S.
Laura Allan via Movoto
If someone mentions the word “sexy,” what cities do you think of? Las Vegas, maybe. San Francisco with its Folsom street Fair. Or perhaps you think ofNew York City and its chic and often revealing fashions.
Basically, you think of big cities. Instead, imagine someone asked you to think of sexy small cities.
Not so easy, is it? Well, the Movoto Real Estate Blog is here to help you out, and we’ve made a list of the 10 hottest and sexiest small cities out there. These spicy little spots were:
Some of these might not be much of a surprise, and seeing so much Florida on there is probably to be expected. But how exactly did we determine what makes a place sexy?
Math might not be the most sultry subject, but we think it’s pretty hot, and we’ll talk about it in the very next section.
If you can’t stand the anticipation, you can scroll to the bottom of the article and take a look at the 50 sexiest small cities. We won’t hold it against you.
How We Created This Ranking
We’ve been around the block a few times when it comes to rankings, but let’s go over our methodology for all you Big Deal List virgins.
First, we made a list of small cities with populations between 50,000 and 60,000, which gave us 140 places. Then, we collected data from the U.S. Census (2010) and business listings in seven sexy criteria:
- Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
- Lingerie stores per capita
- Adult stores per capita (novelties, videos, etc.)
- Adult entertainment per capita (strip clubs, burlesque, use your imagination…)
- Massage parlors per capita (hey, it can be a sensual experience)
- Hotels per capita
- Average summer temperature (hotter means fewer clothes *wink*)
After that, we ranked each place in each category from one to 140, with numbers closer to one being sexier. Then, we averaged each places’ rankings into one Big Deal Score, with lower scores being better.
The place with the lowest Big Deal Score became our sexiest small city, which ended up being Sarasota, FL.
Let’s take a look at each of our top 10, and why exactly they ranked where they did. Be forewarned: some of these details might get you a little hot under the collar.
1. Sarasota, FL
Sarasota blew away the competition with the first place ranking in hotels and nightlife. We guess if you meet someone special at a club one night, it’s not too hard to find a nearby hotel room at the spur of the moment?
Of course, that wasn’t the only area in which Sarasota flashed a little skin. Not a single ranking across the board was below ninth, which means if you like adult entertainment, lingerie, or some sensual massage, you can find it here.
If you’ need any inspiration with finding the right outfit, you can grab something from one of the No. 3 ranked lingerie stores, like Intimate Ideas. The average summer temperatures here are also very high, which means swimsuit weather is a regular thing.
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