At No. 35, the Bull City is tucked in between the Kurdistan region of Iraq and Kosovo.
“Durham’s a cool city. I agree with that,” Durham software developer Jess Martin said Wednesday.
The article, which appeared in this past Sunday’s edition of the New York Times, cited Durham’s reborn tobacco warehouses and crop of downtown restaurants and cafes.
Larry Karnowski, a Durham-based software developer, was surprised by Durham’s placement on the list.
“I don’t know if it’s in the top 35 though,” Karnowski said.
The article called out downtown favorites, such as Scratch, a bakery on Orange Street, and Parker and Otis, a restaurant on Duke Street.
Santiago, Chile, was named the top place to go in 2011. Miami came in at 41.