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*Top of the list.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve seen Seattle at the top of several different lists.  It really is a wonderful city, so I thought I’d share these with you:

#1: Smarter City’s List of the 15 Most Sustainable U.S. Cities (No. 1)

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So the bus system isn’t the most efficient city transport I’ve ever experienced, but Seattle did get a lot of points for the brand new light rail.  Now, if only the city could find a way to re-route the trolley so that people could justify riding it…

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#2: Marie Claire’s List of the Top 20 Cities for Single Gals (No. 1)

Seattle also ranked as the #1 US city for single ladies to find a great single guy…  (Hmm… good to know).  You might think you’d find those guys at Microsoft, Amazon, or Boeing, but the truth is, they’re actually all at Blue Sky (and no, they don’t have hair):

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#3: MSN’s City Guide’s Top 10 U.S. Used Bookstores (Unordered)

This list doesn’t rank cities specifically, but Seattle’s Third Place Books (which just happens to be home to my favorite pub), did make the unordered list as one of two used bookstores representing the cities of the Northwest.  Not surprisingly, the Seattle Public Library also made MSN’s list of 10 Coolest Libraries in the US.  (With lime-green escalators and a multi-lingual floor, how could it not)?

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*Thanks flickr user Henry Roxas (couch) for the image.

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#4: World Hum’s Best Cities to Drink Coffee (Unordered)

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“With its oft-gray and drizzling ceiling beckoning residents indoors for shelter, Seattle is America’s undisputed birthplace of coffee culture.”

No surprise here.  World Hum listed seven cities around the globe; Seattle was the only US city listed.  Perhaps more surprising, at least to me, is that I’ve traveled to (and drank plenty of coffee in) the first three of the other six cities listed: Vienna, Amsterdam, and Rome.  Perhaps this means trips to Melbourne, Aus., Wellington, N.Z., and Buenos Aires are needed?

*Picture from article.

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