CNN Moneyâ€™s September 2012 issue has compiled alist of the 100 best small cities to live in the US, so of course I was super curious to see if any of our cities made it on the list. I took a look on their website (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/top100/index.html), and was delighted that 3 Florida cities made it on! Even better, 2 of those cities are right next to us! The cities were ranked based on the quality of their schools, affordability of homes, availability of jobs, the communityâ€™s diversity, the quality of life (crime and commute time), and the availability of arts and leisure activities. Â Below are our 3 best small cities to live in, and the direct links to CNN Moneyâ€™s statistics on them.
#63: Weston, FL
Weston is 10 minutes west of us, and is relatively a new city. It was established in 1996, and is the most western city in Broward County...the west side of Weston literally borders the Everglades. Itâ€™s a beautiful area, full of young families and professional sports players (for those of you interested in that sort of stuff :o)). I also found through some research that it is consistently ranked high in Money Magazineâ€™s â€œBiggest Earnersâ€ in America. At #64 on CNN Moneyâ€™s list, itâ€™s the best small city in Florida, and one of our favorite cities to work in! Here is the link to CNN Moneyâ€™s stats on Weston: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/snapshots/PL1276582.html
#65: Riverview, FL
Riverview is on the west coast of Florida, so Iâ€™m not very familiar with it, but I can tell you that the west coast of Florida is beautiful. Itâ€™s where us east coast South Floridians go for a quick weekend getaway. The beaches are just gorgeous, and the sunsets are breathtaking. There are also plenty of great golf courses. I believe the west coast is perfect for those who prefer a slower lifestyle. Here is the link to CNN Moneyâ€™s stats on Riverview: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/snapshots/PL1260950.html
#94: Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs is about 20 minutes north of us. It was incorporated in 1963 and saw an explosion in population from the 1970s-1990s, so itâ€™s very well established now, but by no means is just for retirees. This is a perfect city to live in if you liked planned communities with aesthetic appeal (there are city codes designed to maintain its beauty). Itâ€™s a sprawling city, with very few tall buildings, so it very much has a traditional Florida feel. We actually have an upcoming listing in Coral Springs, and like most homes in the city, itâ€™s absolutely beautiful and very spacious. Here is the link to CNN Moneyâ€™s stats on Coral Springs: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/best-places/2012/snapshots/PL1214400.html
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