Zephyrhills and Wesley Chapel neighborhood aerial
Money.com recently released its annual list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America — this year featuring two Tampa Bay cities.
Hillsborough County’s Riverview made the list at No. 33 followed by Pasco County’s Wesley Chapel at No. 56. Overall, Florida had four cities on the list with Winter Garden and Wellington also making it at No. 10 and No. 78, respectively.
Money compiled the rankings by evaluating each city on various data points including its economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living and amenities. The analysis only included cities with populations of 50,000 or greater, and places with populations of 300,000 or more people were broken down into neighborhoods. It also eliminated areas with more than double the national crime risk, less than 85 percent of its state's median household income or a lack of ethnic diversity. The full methodology can be found on its website
Riverview after a storm
Riverview ranked well based a high percentage of homeowners — 66 percent of residents own homes — and its proximity to local restaurants and beaches. Wesley Chapel had a high job growth rate at 8.4 percent and had a high median household income of $78,465.
Clarksville, Tennessee topped the list followed by Round Rock Texas at No. 2. Fishers, Indiana, Fulton River District in Illinois and Country Club Heights in North Carolina round out the top five in the third, fourth and fifth positions.