Tampa Announced The #1 City In Florida!
Tampa Is Now Rated Higher Than Miami For The First Time Ever In History!
It’s official: Tampa is the best city in Florida.
According to the Resonance Consultancy, a tourism and economic development agency that releases annual reports ranking cities by factors like population and workforce growth, infrastructure, the economy and leisure options.
In Resonance’s ranking of the best cities in America, Tampa came in 22nd, between Provo, Utah and Portland, Ore. The most important part of all of this? Tampa finished three spots ahead of Miami -- the first time in the study’s history that has happened.
“In Tampa, the natural and built environments are as in sync as Brady and the Gronk,” the report states, citing a low crime rate, pleasant weather and nearby beaches and attractions. It highlighted downtown Tampa attractions such as the Riverwalk, Florida Aquarium and Tampa Bay History Center; as well as Ulele and the Peninsularium, an immersive arts experience opening soon in Ybor Heights.
The 2020 ranking of the best cities in America consisted of Tampa being 30th on the list, well behind Miami at No. 9 and Orlando at No. 18.
“That Tampa swagger that I talked about for eight years is alive and well, and the world is paying attention,” said former mayor Bob Buckhorn. “The Riverwalk opened up people’s eyes to the possibilities of what could happen. It all came together, and it’s been fascinating, rewarding and emotional to watch.”
The rankings were from numerous helping sources as well, including Facebook, Zillow, Google and TripAdvisor to federal data on population, income and crime. And while Tampa was the only local city highlighted, the survey makes clear it’s meant to represent the entire Tampa Bay area, including St. Petersburg and Clearwater.