Is Tampa Most Livable City?
Ranked as one of the best places in America to live, work and play, Tampa came in 19th on Livability.com’s survey of the Top 100 Most Livable Cities in America. The second highest ranking of a Florida city, Tampa also tied the top score for amenities.
“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.”
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 Irvina, Ca.
The full list of the Top 100 Most Livable Cities in America can be found here. Other Florida cities on the list include Miami Beach (ranked 5th), Jacksonville, Gainesville, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach and St. Petersburg.
ABOUT LIVABILITY.COM Livability.com explores what makes small to midsized cities great places to live, work and visit. We examine issues related to livability such as walkability, cultural amenities, transportation, urban planning and sustainability through exclusive research and discussions on our blog. We celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through our monthly top 10 lists, our annual ranking of Livable Cities, our rich photography and our conversations with readers in social media. Livability.com is a division of Journal Communications, Inc.
ABOUT VISIT TAMPA BAY Visit Tampa Bay leads the effort of economic development through tourism. The mission of Visit Tampa Bay is to create vibrant growth for the Tampa area by promoting, developing, and expanding a united visitor industry. The independent not-for-profit organization represents more than 700 businesses throughout Tampa Bay and promotes the area as a choice destination for conventions and visitors.
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About Tampa, FL
Centrally located on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa is a sizable port city with a welcoming small-town vibe. Home to major sports teams, a nationally regarded convention center, and amusement parks, it also hosts major sporting and political events. Tampa has excellent schools, including Newsweek-ranked “Best High Schools,” historic neighborhoods, a top-rated zoo and outstanding restaurants. Technology, banking, medicine and higher education are major employers, along with MacDill Air Force Base.