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2 Fla. Cities in Top 10 for ‘Best Places to Live’

U.S. News & World Report for 2023-2024: Sarasota ranked No. 5 and Naples No. 6. Fla. cities landed 7 of the top 50 spots and 12 of the top 100 spots.

WASHINGTON – U.S. News & World Report calls itself “the global authority in rankings and consumer advice.” That may be an overreach, but the magazine’s city rankings carry a lot of weight with consumers.

This week U.S. News & World Report unveiled its 2023-2024 Best Places to Live in the nation – a ranking of the country’s 150 most populous metropolitan areas based on value, desirability, job market and quality of life.

This year, Green Bay, Wisconsin, ascended two positions to capture to top spot as the best place to live in the U.S., knocking Huntsville, Alabama, down to No. 2 – but two Florida metros made the top 10, including Naples at No. 6, which dropped out of the top 10 altogether last year.

The top Florida city, according to the magazine, is Sarasota, which ranked No. 5.

“This year’s rankings are a reflection of the current economic, social and natural factors that impact a place’s livability for its residents,” says Devon Thorsby, real estate editor at U.S. News. “People are considering more than housing when they look at an area’s affordability – they want to know how much goods cost in that area. The ever-present risk for severe weather and a community’s ability to recover – coupled with the area’s opportunities for social activities – are also taken into account when evaluating a best place to live.”

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Source: https://www.floridarealtors.org/news-media/news-articles/2023/05/2-fla-cities-top-10-best-places-live

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