I have lived in 4 cities in Florida and loved each of them differently. Tallahassee, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and now St. Petersburg. Which one did I like the best? I am loving St. Pete the most so far because there is a lot to do. None of the cities I lived in was named best place to live in the United States, but I did live near the one that is. And I did go to this Southwest Florida city a lot.
Scholaroo compared 150 cities in the US in 9 different areas. Affordability, Crime levels, Leisure/Entertainment, Quality of life, Healthcare, Education, Employment, and Infrastructure. Can you guess which city in Florida was ranked number one for 2023? This particular Southwest Florida city was ranked last for affordability but #1 in Leisure & Entertainment and Healthcare. They held a major golf tournament shortly after Hurricane Ian. It’s also the home of the Pickleball Championships, and probably the best burger I’ve ever had in my life.
So even though housing and rent prices are screaming along to all time new highs, it still made number one. Still can’t guess? Below are the top 10 cities to live in the United States.