(USA TODAY by Kitty Yancey) - Here's yet another survey ranking cities and their residents on various attributes.
This one's from Travel + Leisure magazine readers, and it has some offbeat categories.
For instance: Top city for Intelligent People? Minneapolis/St. Paul, say readers. St. Paul sage Garrison Keillor of Prairie Home Companion fame must be applauding. And in his fictional Minnesota radio-show community of Lake Wobegon, the kids are above average, right? The Twin Cities also scored for home decor shops.
How about this one: Top City for People With a Charming Local Accent? If you're from Savannah, Ga., you win, darlin'. Savannah is the top city for ice cream as well. Who knew?
Other picks, based on an online survey that included 35 U.S. cities:
Top City for Friendly People: Nashville
Top City for Attractive People: Miami
Top City for Tech-Savvy People: Seattle
Top City for Stylish People: New York
Top City for Barbecue: Kansas City
Top City for Pizza: Chicago
Top City for Fine Dining Restaurants: Charleston
Top City for Ethnic Food: San Francisco
Top City for Microbrew Beer: Portland, Oregon
Top City for Cocktail Lounges: Las Vegas
Top City for Sports Bars: Chicago
Top City for Museums/Galleries: Washington, D.C.
Top City for Free Attractions: Washington, D.C.
Top City for a Romantic Escape: Charleston
Top City for a Cultural Getaway: Santa Fe
And top U.S. city overall is .. drum roll .. New Orleans.
For a complete list of "America's Favorite Cities 2012" winners, click here on the T+L website.