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Tampa's affordability and amenities makes it No. 12 for best places to live

Tampa ranked No. 12 on Livability.com’s best places to live list. Its hidden gem was Wat Thai Temple, which has a market and dance performances on Sundays. Pictured is the temple. [Times (2007)]
Tampa ranked No. 12 on Livability.com’s best places to live list. Its hidden gem was Wat Thai Temple, which has a market and dance performances on Sundays. Pictured is the temple. [Times (2007)]
Published Mar. 7, 2019

Tampa is one of the nation's most desirable places to live, according to a new ranking released by Livability.com. Tampa came in No. 12 on the "Top 100 Best Places to Live" list thanks to its affordability and cultural amenities.

"Whether it's popping into a museum for the afternoon or biking through a nature preserve, there's no shortage of interesting — and affordable — things for Tampa residents to do," the ranking said. "The city also has a thriving LGBTQ scene, and its Pride events are not to be missed."

One "hidden gem" adding to Tampa's appeal, the list said, is the Palm River area Wat Thai Temple, which has a market on Sundays and Thai dance performances.

Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.