BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Suburban communities are known for green grass, good schools and other kid-friendly features -- but all of those children have to come from somewhere, so here's a look at America's sexiest suburbs.
"People think suburbs are a place to go to be quiet and a little boring, but I think things have changed. People don't have to go into the city any more to get what they want," says Nick Johnson of home-buying site Movoto.com, which recently named the Sexiest Suburbs in America.
Movoto picked winners by analyzing nearly 150 suburbs for seven adult-oriented statistics, from per-capita strip clubs and lingerie stores to average local summer temperatures (figuring warmer weather equals more connubial nudity).
"It's literally a case of 'night and day' in some suburbs," Johnson says. "Everyone goes inside at night and there's a lot more mischief going on than you might think."
Winners have the highest number of lingerie shops, strip clubs, massage parlors, bars and other night spots relative to population, based on Yelp.com listings. Communities also got extra credit for high average summertime temperatures. Read on to check out the five communities at the top of Movoto's rankings:
America's fifth-sexiest suburb: Dublin, Ohio
Wendy's has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, but the restaurant chain's burgers are about the only square thing you'll find in this 42,000-population Columbus suburb.
Dublin ranks No. 4 among suburbs analyzed for per-capita lingerie stores, and also comes in sixth for hotels and 15th for night spots relative to population. Add in a decent 72-degree average summer temperature and local soccer moms and dads should generate enough heat to melt the Frosties.
"We definitely didn't expect places like Dublin to make the list -- we though it would be dominated by places up and down the [East and West] Coast -- but that's what makes things fun," Johnson says. "We just crunch the numbers and see what happens."
America's fourth-sexiest suburb: Cornelius, N.C.
Located 20 miles north of Charlotte, this 24,900-population community not only ranks fourth on Movoto's list of sexiest suburbs, but also recently came in eighth on a separate rundown of America's best suburban areas overall.
"It's interesting that a place that ranks in the top 10 of best suburbs would be the fourth-sexiest suburb, too," Johnson says. "But hey -- maybe there's a connection."
Cornelius' sexiness stems primarily from the community's sixth-place ranking for per-capita night spots, ninth-place rating for lingerie stores and 19th-place finish for massage parlors. The 76-degree average summer temperature also helps keep things plenty hot for local couples.
America's third-sexiest suburb: Santa Monica, Calif.
If all you want to do is have some fun 'til the sun comes up on Santa Monica Boulevard, this 90,000-population Los Angeles suburb is for you.
"I don't think anyone is going to disagree that any place around L.A. is sexy," Johnson says. "You're near the beach, there's a reputation for plastic surgery and people don't have to bundle up for winter."
Santa Monica gets high marks pretty much across the board in Movoto's study, placing third on a per-capita basis in three categories: night spots, lingerie stores and massage parlors. The community also ranks fourth for its number of hotels relative to population, as well as sixth for strip clubs and adult stores.
All of that helps Santa Monica overcome a surprisingly cool oceanfront climate where summertime temperatures average only 68 degrees.
America's second-sexiest suburb: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Located some 17 miles east of Jacksonville on the Atlantic coast, this 21,400-person beach town combines 81-degree average summer temperatures with plenty of adult establishments.
Jacksonville Beach ranks second on a per-capita basis for night spots, sixth for lingerie stores, eighth for hotels and 10th for massage parlors.
Johnson spent a few days in Jacksonville Beach a bit back and remembers it as "a pretty exciting place where you saw a lot of skin [on the beach]. Any place that's warm and near the ocean is going to have its share of sexiness."
America's sexiest suburb: Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami Beach is arguably more of a twin city to Miami than a suburb -- but either way, it's certainly got the "sexiest" part down.
"You won't get an argument from many people that Miami Beach is the sexiest suburb in America," Johnson says.
Located across Biscayne Bay from Miami proper, the oceanfront community comes in first place for hotels and night spots relative to its 87,800-person population.
Miami Beach also ranks second for adult entertainment, third for adult stores, 15th for massage parlors and 20th for lingerie shops. Combined with a tropical climate that features 83-degree average summertime highs, you've got all of the ingredients for plenty of Miami vice.