We don't know about you, but we're a little insulted.
Real estate blog Movoto dug into the 100 most populated places in America and ranked them in six different categories, using data from Areavibes, Yelp and the U.S. Census (2010). The six criteria, according to the site, were:
- Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
- Live music venues per capita
- Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
- Fast food restaurants per capita (the fewer the better)
- Percentage of restaurants that are fast food (the lower the better)
- Percentage of young residents ages 20 to 34 (the higher the better)
"Basically, uniqueness and variety are hardly this city's spice of choice," the site snipes, adding, "The most interesting thing about this village is in the name."
They did give Oswego a little credit on its active life, so there's that.
"Active life actually was the one area where this village did pretty well, scoring 33rd for that category," Movoto said. "However, if you don’t like to take walks, workout, or do some form of dance, this place really doesn’t have much to offer you. And after sundown, forget it. That’s bedtime, not party time for this sleepy little place."
"We’re not saying these places suck, and we’re not saying that people there suck," Movoto writes.
Gee thanks, Movoto. We'll give you a head start before we chase you down. What with all our working out and being boring, active Illinoisans—you'll need it.