Denver ranks as the nation's ninth "Most Charming State Capital," according to a recent report by RentLingo
, an apartment search site.
RentLingo created the Charm Index with the belief that local businesses are what define a neighborhood’s charm.
"While every state capital has its share of charm, we were curious which one was the most charming," RentLingo's website states. "Neighborhoods that are not as charming have a higher percentage of chain stores, pawn shops, strip clubs, credit loan stores, crime and do not have access to community institutions such as parks, town halls and flea markets."
Its findings are based on:
- How local are the businesses?
- How well are they liked by residents?
- What kind of local institutions and amenities are nearby? Universities? Parks? Restaurants? Museums?
- Is it inexpensive or expensive to live within the neighborhood?
- What is the crime rate of the area?
- What kind of emphasis does the neighborhood put on health and environmentally friendly modes of transportation?
The no. 1 Most Charming State Capital is Boston, followed by Annapolis, Md.; Providence, R.I.; Washington, D.C.; and Madison, Wis.
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