Study Reveals Cities with the Most Attractive Residents

Most Attractive Cities
Most Attractive Cities

5. Savannah, GA

4. Portland, MA

3. Nashville, TN

2. Providence, RI

And the most attractive city is…?
And the most attractive city is…?

San Francisco, CA

Least Attractive Cities
Least Attractive Cities

5. Memphis, TN

4. Anchorage, AK

3. Las Vegas, NV

2. Salt Lake City, UT

And the least attractive city is…?
And the least attractive city is…?

1. Washington, DC

Are there cities where people are undeniably more attractive? Each year, Travel + Leisure sets out to find the truth by asking readers to rate 35 different metropolitan cities. For this list, readers were asked to rate the cities based on the usual factors — people-watching, music, fashion sense, and fitness level — as well as more interesting traits such as how sophisticated the people were. (Perhaps the magazine was trying to appear less shallow. Who can say?)

What is surprising, at least to us, was that the usual hot spots didn’t necessarily score that high. Cities in Southern California, where residents sports 6-pack abs and sun-kissed skin, didn’t even make the list whereas smaller east coast spots. And the south scored big with some sultry cities on the list.

Miami, which is normally noted for its super sexy residents, actually ended up on the least attractive list. New York did as well. Perhaps it’s all that honking and yelling, because God knows it’s a city full of culture and well-heeled residents.

Did your city make the Most Attractive or Least Attractive list? Was it spared by not being on either? We have the top 5 and worst 5 listed above, but check below for the full list. Click here to vote on this year’s list.

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Providence, RI
3. Nashville, TN
4. Portland, ME
5. Savannah, GA
6. Chicago, IL
7. Kansas City, MO
8. Portland, OR
9. Seattle, WA
10. Charleston, SC

And who made the least attractive list?

1. Washington, DC
2. Salt Lake City, UT
3. Las Vegas, NV
4. Anchorage, AK
5. Memphis, TN
6. Miami, FL
7. Baltimore, MD
8. Orlando, FL
9. New York, NY
10. San Juan, PR

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