Florida Cities Rank High on Best Places to Retire List

November 25, 2022 Updated 11:49 AM ET

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PENSACOLA (FLV) – Many cities in Florida are ranked high on the list of the best places to retire in the U.S. in 2022-2023.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Places rankings are based on an analysis of public data and user opinions. To top the list, a place must earn high scores in criteria such as desirability and quality of life. 

Seven Florida cities are listed in the first 15 on the list of the top 150 cities to retire.

Pensacola is ranked at number three with an overall score of 6.4 out of 10. The city is described as a blend of history and nature. It is ranked number 44 of “best places to live in the U.S.,” number six of “best places to live in Florida,” and number 17 of “safest places to live” in the U.S.

Tampa is ranked number four with an overall score of 6.4 out of 10. The city is ranked number 39 of best places to live in the country, number five in best places to live in the state, and number 6 in safest places to live in the country.

The list continues with Naples ranked at number six on the list with an overall score of 7.2, Daytona Beach at number seven with an overall score of 7.1, Sarasota at number 11 with an overall score of 7.1, Melbourne at number 12 with an overall score of 7.1, Lakeland at number 13 with an overall score of 7.1.

Metro areas in the rankings are evaluated using data from sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. News’ own internal resources.

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