SF, Oakland on "cool" cities list

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According to a ranking released by Forbes.com, Houston, Texas took the top spot in being the "coolest" city to live in the United States.

Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas and Seattle rounded out the top five "cool" cities. San Francisco came in 9th and Oakland came in 16th.

Forbes ranked each city based on its ethnic diversity, cultural activities, and affordability for young professionals.

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