San Jose Metro Area Makes Forbes' 2017 America's Coolest Cities List

We already knew the Heart of Silicon Valley was like no other place, but Forbes just made it official.

The San Jose Metro Area placed number six on the list of Top 21 regions in the country, with strengths in electric cars and diversity, and net migration and bars & clubs as a weakness.

Forbes partnered with Sperling's Best Places to compile a list of 100 of the largest statistical metros in America and measure them using nine metrics-including recreation, reliable mass transit and local restaurants.

All of these metrics fell into two categories:

  • Lifestyle Preferences
  • Vitality of the Population

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