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These Are The 10 Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

Slip into something more comfortable and let us entertain you with this list of sexy cities that are neither too big nor too small.

Laura Allan

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Feeling a little hot under the collar? No, we’re not talking about all this summer heat. The Movoto Real Estate Blog has just been wondering about where the most sexy sorts of people reside, and which cities are simply the sexiest in the country.

We’ve already looked at sexy suburbs, but we thought it was about time to give some larger cities some love, so we turned our heart-shaped glasses towards mid-sized cities. We checked into business listings, tried not to get too steamy with our language, and made a lusty list of the sexiest mid-sized cities in the country. Those sultry cities are:

1. Fort Lauderdale, FL
2. Salt Lake City, UT
3. Richmond, VA
4. Tempe, AZ
5. Knoxville, TN
6. Springfield, MO
7. Huntsville, AL
8. Dayton, OH
9. Tallahassee, FL
9. Savannah, GA

Surprised? Well, that’s okay, some people enjoy surprises, especially the sexy kind. If you’re curious where your mid-sized city ranked, you can check the 50 sexiest locations in the table at the bottom of this article. If you’re curious about how we were able to get this racey ranking, you won’t have to wait long, because we’ll go over that in the very next section.

How We Created This Ranking

Now, it might be hard to quantify sexiness, but we swear we did this all by the numbers. First, we made a list of 100 mid-sized cities, all in the 100,000 to 200,000 population range. Then, we collected data from the 2010 U.S. Census and business listings for seven steamy criteria:

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Lingerie stores per capita
  • Adult stores per capita (novelties, videos, etc.)
  • Adult entertainment per capita (strip clubs, burlesque, use your imagination…)
  • Massage parlors per capita
  • Hotels per capita
  • Average summer temperature (hotter means fewer clothes *wink*)

We ranked each place in each category from one to 100, with one being the best and hottest. They, we averaged each place’s rankings into one Big Deal Score. The place with the lowest Big Deal Score number became our sexiest mid-sized city.

Everyone has different tastes in what they find attractive and sensual, but these places offer the most to the widest variety of people. Let’s look a little more in depth at each of these places, starting with our No. 1.

1. Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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There are times when one place just really stands out above the rest in our Big Deal Lists, and this was definitely one of those times.

Fort Lauderdale had an amazing Big Deal Score, with none of its ranking being out of the top 15. In fact, it ranked first place in adult stores per capita, nightlife per capita, and hotels per capita. This is one seriously sexy city.

If you’re looking to find a new special someone in the nightlife scene, it’s pretty easy around these parts. However, if you’re looking to go out and have a good time on your own, this place had the third best adult entertainment ranking and a ton of massage places for some relaxing touch as well.

Not to mention, this city had the seventh highest summer temperatures. Can you say “swimsuit weather?”

2. Salt Lake City

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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Though it wasn’t quite as foxy as Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City still ranked very highly across the board.

The second place nightlife and third place hotels assure that late-night fun is readily available. And the fourth best adult stores and second place lingerie stores make it easy to find some new entertaining merchandise when you want it.

But the real standout number, however, was in adult entertainment per capita, where Salt Lake City ranked No. 1. We’re sure the ladies over at Southern X-Posure would agree.

Why wasn’t SLC first overall? The weather here is considerably cooler, only ranking middle of the pack. Hey, maybe cold-weather gear is your thing? Whatever floats your boat.

3. Richmond, VA

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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This place might be a bit of a surprise, but wonder no more.

The really obvious reason that Richmond was our No. 3 is decent scores all around and a ton of lingerie shops. In fact, this city had the most lingerie stores per capita on our entire list. Hush Fine Lingerie is just one of the many places you can go to feel sexy about yourself, and they’re expert fitters there too.

Of course, the fun doesn’t stop there. Richmond had the fifth best adult entertainment, the fourth best nightlife, and the sixth best hotels per capita.

If you’re looking to party or just enjoy a little show, it’s easy to entertain yourself in the River City.

4. Tempe, AZ

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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If you’re looking for the perfect weather for scantily clad bodies, you’ve definitely found the place.

Tempe had the second highest summer temperatures on our list, which means less clothing for more of the year. Just don’t forget to wear sunscreen! No, seriously, you need sunscreen around there, especially if you’re working on your tan.

This city also had the sixth most lingerie stores per capita, with spots like Love and Lace, and the seventh most adult stores per capita, such as Fascinations. It also had a ton of nightlife and some decent hotels, so the party only has to stop when you, and any playmates you come across, say so.

5. Knoxville, TN

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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While it may not have the highest temperatures and it may not be the most massage-friendly place, Knoxville is definitely sexy.

The lingerie per capita tied with Tempe for sixth, and the hotels were No. 4 on our list. Combine that with the 10th best nightlife, featuring Sassy Ann’s and the NV Nightclub, and this is a perfect place to party it up with other sexy people.

This place also has a ton of adult stores and adult entertainment venues. So whether you’re looking to pick up something new to preoccupy yourself with or just looking for a good time, you’ll definitely be able to find it here. Besides, Knoxville’s also got a ton of festivals of all sorts, even a Pride festival.

If that’s not sexy, we don’t know what is.

6. Springfield, MO

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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Who guessed Missouri knew how to fly its freak-flag high? Springfield certainly did.

Between the 10th best lingerie stores per capita and the 11th best nightlife, this city sports an attitude that says “we know we’re sexy, and we’re proud of it.” There were even plenty of massage parlors, where you can relax your weary muscles after a long day of…doing whatever it is you sexy people do.

The most surprising score here is probably that Springfield ranked No. 8 for adult entertainment venues per capita. Still, with places like Softails and Centerfold’s, it’s hard to argue with that ranking.

7. Huntsville, AL

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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A lot of people have different preferences when it comes to what they find sexy, and Huntsville caters to that well. All of its scores were in the top 25, with high summer temperatures, lots of lingerie stores, and plenty of nightlife per capita to keep the party going.

The good times don’t stop there. Huntsville had plenty of massage places to get some relaxation and attention, and plenty of hotels where you can get to know your special someone all the better. There is even a local swingers meetup caled Fantasies Social for couples who like to walk on the wild side.

8. Dayton, OH

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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Ohio is sexy? You bet! And what’s more, they know how to show it off in style.

With places like Soma Intimates and Allison’s Essentials, it’s no wonder this city ranked fourth for lingerie stores per capita. Maybe they even have some cute club-wear for when you’re out enjoying the No. 6 nightlife scene.

Surprisingly, Dayton also scored very well was in the adult entertainment department. Venues such as The Living Room and Masque, for people with more adventurous tastes, keep this place steamy and sitting pretty in our top 10.

9. Tallahassee, FL

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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First in our two-way tie for ninth is another sunny Florida locale that definitely knows how to sport some variety.

From lingerie stores to nightlife, this place has something to offer everyone, whether you like to be sexy in private, or fly your freak flag on the dance floor. Did we mention this place also had high summer temperatures? Sounds like it’s time to go out and buy a new bikini.

Still, the big draw here was the adult entertainment, which ranked sixth on our list. What’s more is that you can have the entertainment come to you from places like Girls Next Door. See? This place is all about options.

9. Savannah, GA

Sexiest Mid-Sized Cities In America

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Tied with Tallahassee, and certainly still very sexy even if it’s last on our list, is our only Georgia representative.

Savannah had high scores in general, including decent lingerie stores and plenty of thriving nightlife, with clubs like 309 West leading the way.

After you’re done dancing the night away, you might want to stumble to a hotel rather than head home, right? Well, you and any guests won’t have a problem with that, considering this place had the second most hotels per capita on our list.

Top all that off with summer temperatures that completely invite the removal of overly modest clothing, and Savannah is definitely looking pretty sexy right about now.

Flaunt It If You’ve Got It

There may be other sexy cities out there, but these definitely top the list. With great entertainment options, weather that’s perfect for swimsuits, and stores offering a ton of fascinating new fun, it’s hard to deny that these places are positively passionate.

Oh, and sexy cities? Just remember that if anyone calls you names, they’re just jealous everyone’s checking you out instead of them. Live it up—you’re definitely sexy and you know it.

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posted on: July 9, 2014
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One Comment

  1. Randy

    All the images are of white folks. Is that what makes theme sexy. I’d expect to see blacks in Dayton and Savannah.


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