Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Best Place to Live in Florida

Recently we reviewed a few of the best places to live in Florida. It's a broad question as our last post on Florida pointed out because 'best' is different for everyone and varies depending on your age, marital status, career, lifestyle, etc.

In coming posts we'll take a closer look at the best places to live in Florida for those different demographic groups - one I'm itching to research and write about is the best place to live in Florida for families. Of course I also hope to check things out for singles and seniors too.

Editors update: Recently we've explored some of the Best Cities for Singles in the world. Check out our latest post!

Money Magazine Best Places to Live 2010 says that Coral Springs is the winner among Best Cities to Live in Florida. It's the second year that Money ranked Coral Springs as the #1 city in Florida. It's the third year they made it into the top 100. Money ranks cities across the nation on items like business opportunities, average income, job growth and housing affordability, Quality of life, quality of education and other factors.

Money gives high marks to Coral Springs for having a variety of leisure and sports facilities including ice rinks, skate parks and more. Coral Springs also offers a vast selection of dining options with restaurants for pretty much every taste and ethnic background.

Mayor Scott Brook commented on the honor, “It is very gratifying to be recognized as one of the best cities to live in the country as it signifies a mission accomplished in collaboration with our citizens. We're committed to being a Community of Excellence.

Coral Springs also ranked high in terms of safety and was acknowledged for excellence in public schools, diversity, affordable house prices and air quality. The city has been the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and is twice received the Governor’s "Sterling Award" for quality excellence. Coral Springs was the 1st "City of Excellence" to be named by the Florida League of Cities. And if you thought Coral Springs was one of those U.S. cities for retirees, think again - it's also been recognized as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America’s Promise Alliance for Youth.

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