Miami Named One of America's Ten Best Cities for 2013

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For the past year, real estate site Movoto has ranked American cities by just about every criteria it can think of. Everything from smartest cities and best cities for homebuyers to more esoteric rankings like most steampunk city and preppiest city.

With the year drawing to a close, it only made sense that they'd combine all of these lists into one to make an overall top 10 best cities list for 2013, and Miami made the cut.

Though some of Movoto's list including 100 cities, this mega-list only considered the top 50 most populous cities. Miami came in ninth overall, and here's where we landed on each of the previous lists:

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And here's the full top ten:

1. Portland, OR 2. Atlanta, GA 3. Seattle, WA 4. San Francisco, CA 5. Washington, DC 6. Raleigh, NC 7. San Diego, CA 7. Denver, CO 9. Miami, FL 10. Las Vegas, NV

Jacksonville, the only other Florida city in America's 50 most populous, came in all the way down near the bottom at 46. Fresno, California, is, by Movoto's standards, America's worst big city.

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lanadel
lanadel

wtf the rest of the list is a joke, oregon?! seattle?! north carolina? colorado?! da fuck?!


everyone knows the top best three cities in this entire country are LA, NYC, MIA and the surrounding areas around those top cities. That's it, the rest of the country is really crappy, I have lived in 5 different states, been traveling all over the US since age 6 and let me tell you only LA, NYC and MIA have it made despite the high cost of living, bad economy, overpopulation and high crime rates that people like to point out regarding those three cities, the rest of the country is nothing but a bunch of fields, woods, cold bitter winters, cold bitter people, xenophobes, homophobes and a bunch of know-nothing backwards racist people who have never even left their state in 30 years.

Dana Hatred
Dana Hatred

Miami is okay. But it isn't the best. Maybe for being balls deep in drugs and parties, illiteracy and crime. But not overall.

Brent Bredwell
Brent Bredwell

Fox doesn't even live in Miami. He lives in Hollywood, FL. That's not the 3-0-5

Brent Bredwell
Brent Bredwell

Fox Fox speaks for the education system in Miami. Great place to live, but don't raise any kids there

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

Hahaha. ...Fox Fox I grew up in Hialeah in the 80s when Miami was really fun. I know Miami front, back, and sideways, Miami has gone down a lot since :(

Ebers Ortega
Ebers Ortega

i dont think the person who posted this meant NC was a city. i think he/she just meant that they were shocked any place in NC was even on the list. u got some angry ass ppl on this thread smh...

John Lara
John Lara

All you have to do is look at the comments from the people from Miami and you'll understand why nobody wants to go there. Its the people who make Miami such a shitty place to live.

Bobby Howard
Bobby Howard

From Atl but commute to miami twice a week. I love miami. The best weather in the country.

Christopher Keem
Christopher Keem

Fyi, Miami kind of sucks. I mean, it's probably better if you're rich and can afford all the outlandishly expensive shit it has to offer. But otherwise there are much better cities that have much better public trans to enjoy them with.

Hud Noo
Hud Noo

Vegas AND Miami on the same list? Top ten most vacuous, obnoxious, and least courteous, kind or patient. Yes these are great cities for douches, and this ranking is based mostly on douchiness quotient. Go figure.

Xtopher Wright
Xtopher Wright

Last I checked, North Carolina was a state, not a city.

Fox Fox
Fox Fox

Millie I see you came to Miami if you didn't like it ..cause you didn't have me to show you are. Beautiful city :)

Fox Fox
Fox Fox

Millie am OK I'll visit that's it.. I'll never leave Miami ..the only place I like second to Miami. with there bad drivers is PR ..anything else to cold lol.. will never even get out my bed lol

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

Never say never Fox Fox, and never limit yourself to being comfortable in just one place. Get out of your comfort zone and experience other places. Then, and only then you'll understand the rest of us that have. The Sun doesn't pay bills, that's all Miami has to offer to the struggling John and Jane doe. Seriously!

Fox Fox
Fox Fox

Millie Never live in any city or state .. I visit but will never change Miami for any.. plus I hate the cold weather .. :)

Jo Braga
Jo Braga

Please stop writing these articles we DO NOT NEED More people coming here!!! And also unless you already have money Miami isn't as fun with no jobs and no money.. With No way of getting out. Also Worst paid career salaries Can we highlight that? This pink flamingo colored sunglasses look at Miami is cute and all but common it's over crowded and expensive.. I've lived here and traveled around the US.. I still come back but man it's getting worse.. Traffic.. The people coming here.. Etc. I love the way Miami was..

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

I'm not sure where you have lived Fox Fox outside of the state of Florida. But if you have, you should give it another go. The life in Miami is just an illusion for many.

Giuseppe SoBe Talarico
Giuseppe SoBe Talarico

MIAMI IS THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD......... Those fools who don't like it!......GO FAR AWAY! WE WON'T MISS YOU!!

Eugene Williams
Eugene Williams

Miami could have been even better if Miami-Dade residents had elected Helen B. Williams as Mayor in 2008 and 2012.

Fox Fox
Fox Fox

Been there... like I say to cold or to hot.. I would tell you..Millie you should leave in Miami ..but not.. we good with are Miami brothers and sister's here we don't want any one that's not from Miami.. you see Miami folks are tire of you people coming here and talking shit :)

Fox Fox
Fox Fox

Stuck in Miami fuck you ..why the fuck all you stupid fucks want to come move to are city .....in Miami if you not from here we don't like you.stay over there where u are...we don't need you shit talking slobs jealous fuck.. coming to Miami...

Eddy Gugliotta
Eddy Gugliotta

Miami must be looked with an International perspective too, even the Rich for own financial interests are looking to this city. So guys, like it or not, It will become one of the 3 most important cities of this hemisphere for its mixture of cultures and races... and no one can stop that. An in 2014 we will also have the main commercial port of the USA.

Fox Fox
Fox Fox

Shit I been to a lot of your nasty cities ..can wait to come back to my lovely Miami ...keep your cold ass cities ..if is not to cold is to had...

Claudia Corletto
Claudia Corletto

I left the 305 nine years ago for the 919. Yes, NC is significantly better than Miami. Still love ya though.

Fox Fox
Fox Fox

Miami is the best city all around .. if you fool don't like Miami stay in your fucking city ...we don't like you slob asses coming here any ways ...fuck every city if you not from Miami you nothing ,.....

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

People that have NEVER lived outside Miami, or outside the state of Florida have never experienced the real American way of life. Try it, you'll be glad you did!

Joseph F. Carney III
Joseph F. Carney III

Ha so awesome to see the folks stuck in Miami trying to stick up for it...Miami is a Disney World for the wealthy who laugh at the commoners as they stand in line to be close to the rich..get a fuckin life of your own..

Hernan Valverde
Hernan Valverde

So funny stop hating on Miami folks. Hate it all you want people all over the world love coming here and desire to come to Miami. I don't see people desiring to go to any city in front if ours. Raleigh oh please, Atlanta a land locked city with nothing, Seattle with its rain and nasty weather etc. Miami is not perfect but dam way better than most cities in the world!

Nogui Aramburo
Nogui Aramburo

I live in Raleigh and I agree with this list. I could never live in Miami again.

Millie Santana
Millie Santana

Whoever wrote this article was bribed and has never been down here. Miami is a third world country all around. How it is even considered part of the U.S., is beyond comprehension? There are no rules, people think they can do whatever they want. And if someone wants what you bought with your hard work and sacrifices, rest assured, they Will steal it! The false sense of entitlement down here is out of control! The cost of living is extremely high, and the salaries are extremely low. So don't be fooled by this article, it was written for the rich and famous, NOT for the average people.

Peter Castro
Peter Castro

I will agree miami is badly run as a city only because of special interest, bad politicians, and a power hungry corrupt police force.

Peter Castro
Peter Castro

That list is garbage the top listed cities r seattle and portland. Why because of weed??? Seattle has one of the highest cost of living and dont even get me started on the stupid laws they have the awful transit system and the passive aggressive idiots that live there. And portland??? What a dump. That is the westcoast toilet. A city made famous by weirdos and hippies and ex skinheads and lumberjacks and sex offenders. Dont even get me started on san francisco which is just a bigger dirtier seattle. Raliegh,North Carolina? Didn't ya'll lose the war?? from what i know a land of racism former slavery and the home of some of most arrogantly ignorant white folk i have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. Thanks but i will keep miami with its diversity great food, style, and vibe. South florida is not indicative of the rest of florida we should b our own state to escape the insanity of the rest of the state.

Lesly Lopez
Lesly Lopez

North Carolina is far from Being better unless you would like to retired then of course it will work out great lol.

Jeff Rab
Jeff Rab

but remember Miami is always #1 for rude drivers.

Stephanie Olarte-Dasilva
Stephanie Olarte-Dasilva

The #1 city.according to this list is Portland, OR...PORTLAND...OREGON... This list is garbage.

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