Washington DC, No. 3 in Best Cities for Next Decade


Our Awesome DC is on the number three spot in Kiplinger’s latest quest for the best cities for the next decade. In searching for the best cities, Kiplinger says they “focused on places that specialize in out-of-the-box thinking.” Other factors they’re looking at include innovation, economic vitality and livability.

Not quite how they can be sure of this within the next 10 years, but as Washingtonians, we take that πŸ™‚

Here’s the 10 best cities for next decade:

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Washington DC πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Every tourist knows postcard D.C., the city that is home to the White House, the Capitol and all those free Smithsonian museums. But those who live in D.C. know better. The region is chock-full of job prospects, entertainment venues and great neighborhoods, and it is booming. Eleven of the 25 richest counties in the U.S. are located in the region, which also boasts a low unemployment rate.
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. Salt Lake City, UT
  6. Rochester, MN
  7. Des Moines, IA
  8. Burlington, VT
  9. West Hartford, CT
  10. Topeka, KS
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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

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