Carrboro has been voted “The Best City for Singles…. IN AMERICA !!!”
OK, sure, I could come up with a dozen zingers now; beginning with “for single WHATS?”…. but I’m not gonna do that. I’m gonna let you’ans play with this one.
Have fun… and remember This is a Family-friendly Website.
PS: Wonder if any Heterosexual Christian Conservatives got a vote in this ??
PS2: FWIW…. Dirigible Magazine voted The Hindenburg Hangar “Best ‘We Have One Too” IPF in The Triangle.
Carrboro: Best City For Singles
By Jeffrey Clayton
Are you single?
Livability ranked Carrboro at the top of their list of “10 Best Cities for Singles.” The website “explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live.”
Carrboro is the best city for singles because it,
“holds a high concentration or single adults who are generally more active and social than the average American.”
Livability also cited the city’s layout, college-town vibe, and assortment of entertainment options.
Of course, these lists should always be taken with an enormous grain of salt. Another website, Only In Your State, listed Carrboro at No. 3 on their list of Best Cities For Singles…in North Carolina. That list put Raleigh and Charlotte ahead of Carrboro. Only In Your State did not mention any actual criteria.
Cities and towns located near major colleges were prominently featured on the top 10 list. Oxford, Mississippi, home of the University of Mississippi, landed at No. 4 on the list. The home of Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, is listed at No. 7. Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia, landed at No. 9.
Overall, the criteria for the Livability ranking included percentage of population who are unmarried, percentage of population between 20-34, use of online dating websites, went dancing in the last 12 months, watched romantic movie in last 6 months, visited a nightclub/bar in last 12 months, and went to an art gallery in the last 12 months.
Popular nightlife spots in Carrboro are highlighted. The Station, Orange County Social Club, and The Speakeasy at Tyler’s all get mentions.
But, Carrboro did not become the best city for singles just for its nightlife. The Carrboro ArtsCenter and the Parks and Recreation Department also get credit for their programs that promote an active lifestyle.
The people at Livability previously ranked Carrboro at No. 55 on their list of “Top 100 Best Small Towns.”