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Livability Ranks Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S., Featuring Three Key Florida Cities

Livability has released its ranking of the “Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S.” — and it features three key Florida cities.

According to the study, these cities were analyzed based on economic, housing, transportation, health, and education factors. The study used these measures to come up with a “LivScore” for each city on the list.

At the top of the list sits Carmel, Indiana, which has a “LivScore” of 875 (out of a possible 1,000). It ranked highest for categories like the cost of living and life expectancy.

But much lower on the list is Gainesville, which earned the No. 94 spot and a “LivScore” of 698.

The city received the bulk of its score thanks to its transportation services, amenities, and educational opportunities.

Just a couple of steps below Gainesville ranks Tampa, coming in at No. 96 with a “LivScore” of 697.

As with Gainesville, Tampa scored high on transportation and amenities, though one of its main draws is its strong economic prospects.

And just shy of the bottom of the list — though still within the top 100 — is Fort Lauderdale in South Florida, which got No. 99 and a “LivScore” of 692.

The study attributes a large chunk of that score to Fort Lauderdale’s rail system, water taxis, and “bustling” cruise ship seaport, which have earned it the title of the “Venice of America.”

Of course, the low taxes help, as there’s no income tax.

Overall, these Florida cities offer a mix of amenities, economic opportunities, and quality of life that make them stand out in the national rankings. Residents and potential newcomers have plenty of reasons to consider these cities as top choices for living in the U.S.

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