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Old 10-03-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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TAMPA, Fl (970 WFLA)-The city of Tampa has been rated as one of the best cities in the country to live.

Businessweek.com just released it's list of America's best cities and this year Tampa has made the cut. Out of 100 of the largest cities, Tampa is tied with Lincoln, Nebraska for 34th on the list.

Tampa is the only Florida city on the list. The article credits the city's strong nightlife and parks. Business Week based its findings on leisure, education, economic, crime and air quality.

San Francisco got the number one spot this year.

America's 50 Best Cities - The Best Places to Live - Businessweek
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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TAMPA, Fl (970 WFLA)-The city of Tampa has been rated as one of the best cities in the country to live.

Businessweek.com just released it's list of America's best cities and this year Tampa has made the cut. Out of 100 of the largest cities, Tampa is tied with Lincoln, Nebraska for 34th on the list.

Tampa is the only Florida city on the list. The article credits the city's strong nightlife and parks. Business Week based its findings on leisure, education, economic, crime and air quality.

San Francisco got the number one spot this year.

America's 50 Best Cities - The Best Places to Live - Businessweek
Interesting list - at least they started by saying "It's impossible to say what's "best" for everyone, of course. But where's the fun in not trying?" That makes it a bit more credible than most of the useless lists that get published. A lot of nice photos, too. Congrats to Tampa!

Thanks for posting, BucFan.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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What? No mention of our stripper bars?

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Tampa

Rank: 34 (tie)
Population: 340,509

The site of this year’s Republican National convention, Tampa is our only stop in Florida this year. Credit the city's strong nightlife and parks. Tampa has its own Busch Gardens, aquarium, and zoo. And with such nice weather, the city’s sports teams usually have plenty of tickets available for the sports fan, even if that doesn’t always look good on TV.

Bars: 91
Restaurants: 1,114
Museums: 18
Libraries: 19
Pro sports teams: 4
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 10
Colleges: 6
Percent with graduate degree: 7.5
Median household income: $55,039
Percent unemployed: 8.8
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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I've never lived in the Jax metro area, but I have lived in Miami, Orlando and now Tampa metro area. Of the three I've lived in, I like Tampa the best.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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What? No mention of our stripper bars?

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Tampa

Rank: 34 (tie)
Population: 340,509

The site of this year’s Republican National convention, Tampa is our only stop in Florida this year. Credit the city's strong nightlife and parks. Tampa has its own Busch Gardens, aquarium, and zoo. And with such nice weather, the city’s sports teams usually have plenty of tickets available for the sports fan, even if that doesn’t always look good on TV.

Bars: 91
Restaurants: 1,114
Museums: 18
Libraries: 19
Pro sports teams: 4
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 10
Colleges: 6
Percent with graduate degree: 7.5
Median household income: $55,039
Percent unemployed: 8.8
In other words, the weather sucks and everybody stays at home in AC than cheering for their team . Just translating it in plain English .
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl (SoHo/Hyde Park)
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thats interesting to see tampa at 34th on a best places list but what a bizarre list. check out the cities in the top 10, very odd. anchorage, omaha, st louis, cleveland, chesapeake, phoenix and scottsdale(basically one is a suburb of the other), and reno???? wow. why not just include gary-indiana, detroit, compton and a border town like el paso?
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:45 PM
 
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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thats interesting to see tampa at 34th on a best places list but what a bizarre list. check out the cities in the top 10, very odd. anchorage, omaha, st louis, cleveland, chesapeake, phoenix and scottsdale(basically one is a suburb of the other), and reno???? wow. why not just include gary-indiana, detroit, compton and a border town like el paso?
You read the list backwards. Omaha is not in the top 10, though it should be.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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In other words, the weather sucks and everybody stays at home in AC than cheering for their team . Just translating it in plain English .
I was recently in SF and the only ticket I could get to their baseball team was standing room only $50. The last two days I sat in the air conditioned Tropicana Field near the opponent dugout for $30. That seat would cost hundreds in many stadiums. I'm pretty happy w/ our professional sports teams - and without them, I probably wouldn't have relocated here.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: State of Waiting
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How on EARTH did Washington DC get Number 3 spot?!? Ok, San Fran as No 1., certainly... been there many times, loved it. But DC as No. 3? No way. Wait until it snows here, and they don't plow and you have to drive downtown... a truly special treat.

Tampa should have been further up in the list, IMHO... and I've either lived in or visited half the cities on the list...

Chesapeake is lovely, and Va. Beach is nice... but not a "city" in the same terms as Tampa, Baltimore, Dallas, etc...
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