Monday, July 13, 2009

Best cities for artists

I came across a BusinessWeek article this week with a list of the top 10 U.S. cities for artists. They frame the article in terms of real estate - wherever the artists go, real estate booms follow. It has long been known that artists seek cheap rents, make a neighborhood hip, and eventually, they make it too expensive for themselves to live in. Although the article is from 2007, it seems pretty legit for today, as picks were chosen based on a strict set of guidelines and indexes - The Arts & Culture Index, Diversity Index, Cost of Living Index, and more. Although there are the obvious choices of Los Angeles, New York, and Santa Fe, a few surprises are in there.

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