Care to know which are America’s hot spots for culture these days? If you’re thinking New York City or Chicago, you’re obviously right, there’s no competing with The Met or The Art Institute of Chicago in terms of quality. Yet there are some other vibrant cities that pop up on the cultural radar if we take a look at the numbers.
Statistically speaking, a Seattleite has more chances to escape to a cultural venue of some sort in his hometown on a rainy day than a Chicagoan on a windy day does in his, according to recent data from our sister company PropertyShark. The study shows there is one cultural establishment for every 7,438 Chicagoans while Seattle boasts one artsy location for every 354 people. Well played, Emerald City, well played!
To compile the list of America’s Top 20 Cities for Culture, PropertyShark calculated cultural and recreational options per capita in each major city in the U.S. and it looks like there are enough museums, libraries, theaters, parks and stadiums in Seattle, Indianapolis, or Miami to quench the cravings of any lover of entertainment and the arts out there.
However, when considering the total number of cultural institutions, New York is way ahead of its rivals, with 2,693 places to enjoy fine art, illustrious masterpieces, contemporary culture or sports events. Houston came in second with 1,890 venues designated for either cultural or recreational purposes.
Keep reading to view the full Top 20 U.S. Cities for Culture: Cultural Venues Density per City Population.
Provided by PropertyShark