Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tampa one of best places to live in the US

Tampa ranked as one of the best places in the United States to live, work and play, and came in 19th on’s survey of the Top 100 Most Livable Cities in America. 

The survey was based on eight categories for small to midsized cities with populations between 20,000 and 350,000.  The categories included economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education and healthcare. Tampa’s overall Livability Score totaled 620, scoring highest for amenities at 93, tied with Irvine, Ca.

“We received the highest score for our amenities – our waterfront city, attractions, sports teams, festivals, culinary focus, outdoor activities – all of these things make Tampa a great place to live,” said Santiago Corrada, President & CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “And we all know great places to live make great places to visit.”

Here are the overall rankings of the Florida cities that made the top 100 list:

Miami Beach #5
Tampa #19
Fort Lauderdale #24
Gainesville #34
Orlando #39
Tallahassee #42
St. Petersburg #59
West Palm Beach #67

Here's the complete list provided by

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