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Poll: Which is the ‘Coolest’ Dallas Suburb?

Highland Park Lakeside Park

Last week, as Peter noted, Forbes released its ranking of America’s “coolest” cities. Dallas came in 10th, falling from 4th the year before. Never mind that their criteria seem bogus, given that Houston once again was higher up the list than Dallas. That’s not what I’m here about.

Forbes got me thinking about our own recent comparative list of the finest places to live in North Texas: the best Dallas suburbs. One criterion we used was something we termed “ambiance score.” You can read our explanation of it here, but I think I’m perfectly within my rights to conflate our notion of “ambiance” with Forbes’ notion of “cool.”

To that end, I’m asking you today to pick the coolest Dallas suburb. Your options come from the 10 suburbs to which we gave higher ambiance scores than Dallas (which got an 84 out of 100). Highland Park was tops with a 96, but does that make it the coolest?