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Tampa ranks high in most 'livable cities' in U.S.

Tampa ranked No. 14 in WalletHub's Best Big Cities to Live in, taking the top spot in Florida. [Courtesy of WalletHub]
Published Jul. 26, 2017

TAMPA — Compared to other cities in the United States, living in Tampa isn't too shabby.

According to a study by WalletHub, Tampa ranked No. 14 on its list of 2017's Best Big Cities to Live in, earning the highest spot in Florida.

Two other Florida cities that made the list: Jacksonville at 26 and Miami at 54.

Virginia Beach, Va., was crowned No. 1, followed by Seattle, Pittsburgh and San Diego.

Detroit came in last at No. 62.

WalletHub compared the 62 largest U.S. cities based on several factors, ranging from school system quality to job opportunities to median annual property taxes.

Tampa is listed at 21 for affordability and 20 in the economy section. And while the city dipped to 29 in the education & health rank, it came in 19th in "quality of life."

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Source: WalletHub

Contact Samantha Putterman at sputterman@tampabay.com. Follow her on Twitter @samputterman.

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