Miami Beach Ranked Fifth Best Place to Live in America

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Miami Beach might be underwater in 100 years, but good things never last long. Livability.com has ranked Miami Beach fifth in America on its 2014 list of 100 best places to live.

Here are the top ten:

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To compile the list, Livability.com hired a market research firm to conduct a survey to ask residents what they value most about their community, what amenities they prefer, and what they'd look for in another city. Eight factors -- economics, housing, amenities, infrastructure, demographics, social and civic capital, education, and health care -- were evaluated.

Miami Beach scored in the top ten for health care, infrastructure, and amenities.

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Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

not sure who does those ratings, but its not in the top 500 on my list....crime, drugs, traffic, pay 3x as much for everything, noise, yea, a great place to live.

Shawn O'Brion
Shawn O'Brion

For those who could care less about the level of education or professional opportunites, I can see that.

Crystal Parra
Crystal Parra

Damn all these hater comments, it's what you make of it!! Stop drinking that haterade! lol If your unhappy living in Miami Beach, then make a change to be happy and if leaving is what will make that change, then leave! So us happy locals can spread the good vibe! -jobs? yes, not many, but you can be successful depending on the industry and if you can't find your dream job, then move to where you can have it all! -affordable? It def can be depending on a persons situation and lifestyle. You don't have to live beyond your means to have that nice Miami Beach lifestyle. -Wow I'm in a positive mood(sorta rare)! Don't go on hating and creating such negativity when this can be solved so simply people!

cparra009
cparra009

Damn all these hater comments, it's what you make of it!! Stop drinking that haterade! lol

If your unhappy living in Miami Beach, then make a change to be happy and if leaving is what will make that change, then leave! So us happy locals can spread the good vibe!

-jobs? yes, not many, but you can be successful depending on the industry and if you can't find your dream job, then move to where you can have it all!

-affordable? It def can be depending on a persons situation and lifestyle. You don't have to live beyond your means to have that nice Miami Beach lifestyle.

-Wow I'm in a positive mood(sorta rare)! Don't go on hating and creating such negativity when this can be solved so simply people!

cookiebits
cookiebits

love Miami Beach .. miss my old town.. too bad my hubby could not handle it or I would still be there. at least i can visit

a3vidosoy
a3vidosoy

Six years living in Sunnyisles beach...best of Miami beach....I love Miami for ever and ever...haters go move Oregon or under a rock!

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

best place to live? thats a big joke, there is no jobs here, thats one of the reasons im moving soon, ohh and you cant forgot the stupid cubans that cant drive here, been living in miami for 12 yrs and im dying to leave, im so over miami...

Dean Williams
Dean Williams

This is clearly some kind of joke. SFL is NOT a good place to live, and neither is any municipality within it.

internetinternet
internetinternet

Miami Beach has the highest crime, corruption, and biggest amount of real estate fraud on that list. The streets reverse drain from the bay, the sewers lines and water mains in Miami Beach break on a regular basis.
This only proves Miami Beach has the dumbest residents in the United States. 

Alexi Manresa
Alexi Manresa

All the haters wished they lived on the island. LOL...

David Israel Nunez Alvear
David Israel Nunez Alvear

The streets are undrivable due to shifty conditions and flooding and the streets are unwalkable due to endless amounts of dog and hobo shit.

macutopa
macutopa

Beautiful girls and handsome boys there!!!!

dmar1121
dmar1121

Raised in NYC and Kendall, now a miami beach resident - will never live in Florida if I can't live on the beach. Spot on.

Andrew Jordan
Andrew Jordan

Miami Beach is on the right side of the moat!

Alex Muriel
Alex Muriel

I live in South Beach & love it. Beach > rest of Miami.

Mario Francisco Garcia
Mario Francisco Garcia

12 year resident and I love it on Miami Beach, and I'd rather the traffic going into the beach than any other of Miami's traffic nightmares. US-1going South at 5pm? The airport arm of the Palmetto? Kendall Drive, UGH...

David H Dennis
David H Dennis

A place with no parking, narrow streets, hideous traffic and sky-high real estate prices is not really livable ... I think Miami Beach is a cool place but I wouldn't want to live there. It got to the top of the list because of walkability but Miami is still pretty car-dependent ...

Nat Hopper
Nat Hopper

Kimberly Baggott..Charleston was voted #1

Sha Almont
Sha Almont

America must be a REALLY shitty place to live in... because miami beach as a best place to live in? lol holy shit.

Kimberly Baggott
Kimberly Baggott

Rose Ann San Esteban Nat Hopper see we are the best! better than Charleston, sorry

cookiebits
cookiebits

@Donnie Danger you are just a hater. Miami and Miami Bach are both awesome places to live


ajmiami
ajmiami

@internetinternet looks like you are just jealous. I am happy I am living in paradise. No Complaints. If you can afford it, it is the best place to live.

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