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The most exciting cities in America: category winners detroit boston

Fewest big-box stores per square mile: Detroit, top picture, and Boston

As with fast-food joints, big-box stores scream "boring," according to Movoto. Neither Detroit nor Boston has a Target or Walmart within city limits.

The most exciting cities in America: winners in each category

The bloggers at Movoto Real Estate recently ranked the 10 most exciting cities in America based on a number of categories: park acreage per resident; density of bars, movie theaters, music venues, museums and theater companies; a youthful population (defined as ages 20 to 34); population diversity; and two negative indicators, the density of fast-food restaurants and Target/Walmart stores.

Pictured you'll find the winners of each individual category.

To see the 10 cities that topped the overall rankings, visit Yahoo! Homes' Spaces blog.