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Best Cities for Introverts

People that like a little space and quiet time will enjoy the benefits of these cities, which include cultural institutions, national and state parks, and nearby train stations when they need to get away for a bit.

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Methodology

We determined the best cities for introverts by comparing the 541 cities in our database across 5 categories. Each category is evaluated over a range of metrics with each metric being judged on a different point scale, as indicated below. Cities that receive the maximum points for each metric are determined to be the most desireable and appear higher in the list.

Cultural Centers - Total Points: 44
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  • Notable performing arts centers3 - Points: 11
  • Performing arts centers per household3 - Points: 11
  • Museums per Households4 - Points: 11
  • Museums4 - Points: 5
  • Performing arts centers3 - Points: 5

Outdoor Activities - Total Points: 29
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  • Proximity to national and state parks - Points: 15
  • Parks2 - Points: 14

Internet - Total Points: 18
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  • Average download speed5 - Points: 11
  • Share of population with access to wired broadband 100mbps or faster5 - Points: 7

Connectivity - Total Points: 9

  • Train stations - Points: 9

Small Population - Required

  • Population less than or equal to 500,0001
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Points doubled for fun calculation
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Points doubled for value calculation

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