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Money magazine released their list of the top 50 places to live in the U.S. for 2022-2023. We know Tampa usually does pretty well on lists like this. In fact, three Florida cities made the top 50.

To put together their list, Money used cities that had a population over 20,000 with a diverse population. They factored in cost of living, economic opportunities, education and diversity. Also, fun and amenities, health and safety and quality of life, among other factors.

What did all this data tell us? Here are the top 10 cities of the Top 50 Places to Live in the U.S. for 2022-2023.

  • 10 Jersey City, New Jersey

    Jersey City, New Jersey

    Set on the west side of the Hudson River, Jersey City is almost a suburb of New York City.
    (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Veuve Clicquot)

  • 9 Tampa, Florida

    Tampa

    What can we say about Tampa we don’t already know? The writers at Money didn’t like the traffic or climate, but loved the idea of “Food, fun, sports and beads.”
    (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

  • 8 Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Ann Arbor has done well on other lists as well. It’s one of the top cities for families.

  • 7 Somerville, Massachusetts

    Whether you know it as “The Flower Town,” “The Birthplace of Sweet Tea,” Somerville has a rich history as an early settlement. It was a pivotal place in Revolutionary War history, and as an industrial town. It’s also a short drive to the heart of Boston.

  • 6 Columbia, Maryland

    Another city that has ranked highly on another list as one of the best places to live.

    Columbia, MD ranks #7 for the best places to live in the U.S. in 2022.'Columbia, Maryland is a top spot for young...

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  • 5 Rogers Park, Illinois

    Located on the north side of Chicago, Rogers Park sits on the shore of Lake Michigan.

    Rogers Park Lake Michigan

    A view over Lake Michigan never grows old. We know that with our views over Tampa Bay or the Gulf of Mexico.
    (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

  • 4 Raleigh, North Carolina

    North Carolina’s capital city is where you find North Carolina State University, the home of the Wolfpack and a history of athletics. They also have a Stanley Cup winning hockey team. Beyond that, they have leaves that change each fall, something Tampa residents don’t get to enjoy so much. There are also museums of art, history and natural sciences. Outdoor activities can be found all around as well. It’s also the birthplace of Liz Vassey, actress from CSI, who also graduated from Tampa’s Chamberlain High School.

  • 3 Kirkland, Washington

    In the Pacific Northwest, just east of Seattle, Kirkland’s history goes back to the mid 1800’s. Originally inhabited by native Americans, English settlers began to move to the area in the 1860’s. The town was once home to the Seattle Seahawks. There’s a myriad of outdoor activites, plus lots of wineries nearby for tasting.

  • 2 Tempe, Arizona

    Tour the Sonoran Desert at sunrise or sunset to avoid the summer heat. Prefer some indoor activities? There’s the Sea Life Arizona Aquarium. Need to find something for the little ones? Try the LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Tempe is also an affordable alternative to some of the big cities like New York.

    Tempe, Arizona

    Runners love the chance to experience the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in Tempe.
    (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon)

  • 1 Atlanta, Georgia

    They embrace the old (The Varsity, a drive-in restaurant that opened in 1928) and the new culture, restaurants, sports and activities that make Atlanta the number one city on the list. Check out the clip below.

  • Others Florida cities that made the list: 33 Altamonte Springs and 43 Sarasota

    The only other two cities to find themselves in the top 50 were Altamonte Springs, just north of Orlando, and Sarasota.

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