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Study ranks smartest U.S. cities

Boulder, Colorado is the smartest U.S. city, a study says.

Boulder, Colorado is the smartest U.S. city, a study says.

A recent study revolving around the education levels of residents from the 200 largest metropolitan cities in America was recently completed by Portfolio.com, which named Boulder, Colorado as the city with the strongest brainpower.

In addition to being the city with the most brainpower, Boulder is home to the most well-educated population, with five out of six adults having went to college. In addition, the city holds the designation of having the highest percentage of residents to earn a master’s or a graduate degree, according to the study.
Ann Arbor, Michigan; Washington, D.C.; Durham, North Carolina and Fort Collins, Colorado rounded out the top five smartest cities, according to the study.

"The United States takes pride in some of its most prestigious universities and colleges, offering the highest quality education and experience," said J. Jennings Moss, editor of Portfolio.com.

Homebuyers who desire an affluent city with a premiere educational and economic culture may want to consider moving to a home located in one of the cities on this list. When compared to September 2009, homes prices fell by 0.67 percent in September 2010 in the Boulder market, but the city’s market continues to outperform the rest of Colorado, according to the CoreLogic Home Price Index.