This is a fluff piece about “cool” places in the US. The criteria includes “not having to drive everywhere” which is important to me. It seems this article leans more towards visiting, than living in the cool place.
I’ve been to several of these cities, and they definitely are great places to visit. I particularly like Asheville, NC. I’ve never been to Port Angeles, WA and that’s pretty close to where I live now. I need to get there!