Seattle is the smartest city in North America, according to the business magazine Fast Company.
"Smart cities" are defined as creative, efficient, entrepreneurial and innovative.
Seattle took the top spot (up from #3 in 2012) for leading the categories of Smart Economy and Smart Government. Seattle also scored high in sustainability and happiness. According to Fast Company, "Seattle achieved No. 1 position in this Smart Cities ranking is due to its ability to attract creative and entrepreneurial talent."
The Northwest boasts two other cities in the Top 10: Vancouver, B.C. (#7) and Portland, Ore. (#8). Boston and San Francisco tied for 2nd. Seven of the Top 10 are in the United States. Complete list below.
2.) Boston (tie)
2.) San Francisco (tie)
4.) Washington, D.C.
5.) New York
8.) Portland, Oregon