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Huffington Post Names Kansas City 'Coolest' City In America

Allen Brewer
Kansas City is the most up-and-coming city in the country, according to the Huffington Post.

Kansas City is the most up-and-coming city in the country, according to a new ranking list.

The Huffington Post ranked Kansas City as the most exciting, "it" city in the United States. The food, Midwestern hospitality and music were all highlighted as reasons to visit the metro area.

"Get to the Green Lady Lounge for some jazz, eat awesome BBQ at Q39, and don't forget to check out the historic City Market," Huffington Post Associate Lifestyle Editor Carly Ledbetter wrote. "The food is amazing, nearly everything is affordable, and the people are nice."

The list doesn't specify whether it is considering Kansas City, Mo., or Kansas City, Kan., to be the top city in America, but all the attractions listed were on the Missouri side. The other cities on the list are Richmond, Va., Charlotte, N.C., San Diego, Calif., and Minneapolis, Minn. The methodology for the list was, "much map-scouring and a sprinkle of savvy."

Cody Newill is part of KCUR's audience development team. Follow him on Twitter @CodyNewill or email him at cody@kcur.org.
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