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JACKSONVILLE IS A SECRETLY COOL CITY – Jacksonville Times Union by Frank Denton

Simple demographics could argue that I may not be the appropriate contemporary arbiter of cool (certainly not of “awesome”), but — ahem — I would like to point out that my generation was present during the cultural mainstreaming of cool. We were cool at the creation. We get it, in our own cool way. So when I saw the Huffington Post headline about “five secretly cool cities,” I was ready to go there. Travel writer David Landsel was warning people looking to move to a cool city to avoid Austin and Portland and San Francisco because they’ve been so chic.