The "coolness" of a town varies by opinion, but for us, these American small and mid-size cities have a lot going for them. Whether they boast historic downtowns, innovative local economies, stunning natural landscapes or awesome cultural diversity, these places feature some of the coolest residents in some of the best areas of the country.
If you like trendy cities, look no further than Silver City. In its post-mining era, the town has become a hub of artists, writers, musicians and students at Western New Mexico State University. It's also near the Gila Wilderness, a beautiful and expansive nature reserve.