Albuquerque makes list of coolest cities in the country

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque is apparently the fifth coolest city in the country, but it’s a secret.

Huffington Post put together a list of five trend-setting cities that aren’t as popular as Portland or Austin.

The article’s author says it’s easy to get around in Albuquerque, and the city is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts.

Here’s, in part, what the article had to say – from: O, Pioneer! 5 Secretly Cool Cities Where You Can Still Get in on the Ground Floor

What’s already there: Appealing historic neighborhoods like Huning Highland are heating up, offering within-reach Victorian fixer-uppers, walking distance of the very current EDo (East Downtown) hangout zone (Grove Café, Apothecary Lounge). There’s the thriving urban farming scene – Old Town Farm offers fun events like bike-in coffee meet-ups, while Los Poblanos runs an on-property inn, restaurant and farm store, almost next door to downtown. Telecommuters can choose from a growing selection of smart café / workspaces – downtown’s Zendo is terrific – while noteworthy microbreweries like Marble and La Cumbre are the place to be once work is done. And let’s not forget the seemingly endless number of multi-use trails, the cheap gondola rides to epic, high-elevation hiking, the ramen (O), the donuts (Rebel) or the artisanal green chile cheeseburgers (Five Star). Add in the region’s unique multicultural heritage (think architecture, think a ton of good food, festivals, local traditions) and you’ve got a city that’s not staying under the radar forever.

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