Oakland named 'most exciting' city in United States

May 25, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
According to the real estate firm Movoto, Oakland now has the distinction of being the nation's most exciting city.

The company says Oakland beat out 50 other hip cities to win the award.

The Bay Area News Group says qualifications for the most exciting city include a large, diverse population of young adults and few big box retailers.

The number of bars, parks, museums and movie theaters per square mile are also factored in.