Fort Lauderdale is sexy. But you already knew that. Well now, thanks to a study, it's official. And not only is Fort Lauderdale sexy but it's the sexiest place in the world. And by "sexiest place in the world," we mean it's the sexiest midsized city in America. Suck on that, Salt Lake City!
Another comprehensive study by real estate blog Movoto shows that, thanks to the fact that this city has a vibrant nightlife, numerous hotels per capita, and places where you can buy porn and lingerie, Fort Lauderdale shot up to number one, beating out such luscious places as Knoxville, Richmond, and Tallahassee.
See also: Fort Lauderdale Named Second-Most-Exciting Place in Florida
Using data collected from the 2010 U.S. Census, the study looked at the business listings for 100 midsized cities with a population of 100,000 to 200,000.
Things they they looked for: the amount of bars and clubs per capita as well as lingerie stores, adult stores, strip clubs, massage parlors, and hotels.
They even factored in average summer temperatures.
Or, as Movoto's Bryan Shively described it to New Times
, "Our sexy data."
Each city was then given a 1 to 100 ranking according to the business findings, and the data was put into Movoto's Big Deal Score calculator.
What emerged is that Fort Lauderdale is the sexiest in all the land! At least among midsized cities.
And, hey, keep in mind that Fort Lauderdale is also among the very best places to park your car
. That's an underrated factor on the sexy scale. Because nothing is sexier than being able to go to the club or the beach and readily find parking. It's really the sexiest thing about this city, if you ask us.
And not only did Fort Lauderdale win but it won one big, blowing away the others in the massive sexy-off.
There are times when one place just really stands out above the rest in our Big Deal Lists, and this was definitely one of those times. Fort Lauderdale had an amazing Big Deal Score, with none of its ranking being out of the top 15. In fact, it ranked first place in adult stores per capita, nightlife per capita, and hotels per capita. This is one seriously sexy city.