City of Tampa Best of List

 July 2019

  • City of Tampa ranked best small tech market in North America -- CBRE
  • Tampa Bay named a top metro for growth in million-dollar businesses -- LendingTree
  • Tampa named a top city for growth in million-dollar businesses --Lending Tree
  • 5th Best City of Recreation -- Wallethub.com
  • Best City in Florida -- Wallethub.com
  • Tampa ranks in the top 20 best cities for an active lifestyle -- WTSP 

June 2019

  • Top 10 place for LGBTQ people to retire -- CNBC
  • Tampa Ranks 23rd Among Large U.S. Cities - - BestCities.Org

May 2019

April 2019

  • Report: Tampa among the top 5 in the Southeast for venture capital -- TBBJ
  • Tampa ranked one of the top places in America -- U.S. News

March 2019

February 2019

  • New report: Tampa Bay area still a bargain compared to other regions -- Tampa Bay Times

January 2019

  • UF study shows why Tampa sees itself as top destination for girlfriend getaways -- 83 Degrees Media
  • My Domain: Tampa one of the 10 Places to Travel in January When You Need to Escape the Cold -- My Domaine

December 2018

November 2018

  • Top 100 Cities in the World -- Resonance
  • Riverwalk named American Planning Association’s “Best Place in America: People’s Choice” -- APA
  • 9th Best City for Veterans -- Wallethub.com

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

  • Top city for recreation -- Wallethub.com
  • Top place to retire -- Wallethub.com
  • Comeback Cities: Declining Crime Across the U.S. -- ADT

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

  • One of America’s fastest growing economies cities -- Forbes
  • 10 US cities with high-paying jobs and a low cost of living -- CNBC
  • 50 best cities to live in in America -- Business Insider
  • Tampa area claims lowest housing price index among major metros in Florida - EDC Cost of living index
  • Best place to get married -- BestLife
  • Ten-X ranks Tampa among the top five U.S. markets for office investors -- Ten-X
  • One of America’s biggest boomtowns -- MSN

January 2018

  • No. 5 destination to move --Penske
  • 15th best city in the country -- Milken Institute
  • 16th best place to find a job -- Wallethub
  • Kayak/Money Magazine ranks Tampa 7th best budget-friendly vacations to take in 2018 --Money/Time

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017 

  • 7th most up-and-coming city -- Time
  • No. 2 city for business women looking to pursue a successful career -- Citrix Systems
  • Top foodie city in America -- Wallethub.com

September 2017

August 2017

July

June 2017

  • Best places for Americans to visit before 2017 -- Thrillist
  • 3rd Best City for First Responders -- GoodCall.com
  • Top city for tech jobs now -- Money

May 2017

  • Top places for young professionals -- Forbes (Forbes later took Tampa off the list) 

April 2017

  • Top places for people to live and love -- Zillow
  • #1 Healthiest Housing Market in the Country -- Investopedia
  • Top City for Entrepreneurs -- Forbes
  • 16th Best City to Celebrate Easter -- Wallethub.com
  • #1 City to travel with your pet -- RewardExpert
  • 7th best city to invest in housing -- Forbes

March 2017

February 2017   

  • 8th Fastest Growing City -- Forbes
  • Top 5 moving destination -- Penske
  • One of the most affordable cities in the country-- TBBJ
  • Top city to celebrate Valentine’s Day -- Wallethub.com
  • Number 10 hottest industrial markets in the country -- Colliers International

January 2017

December 2016

  • Top 25 Place to Live Like Royalty on Less Than $70k -- CNBC

November 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

  • 3rd Best City for an Active Lifestyle -- WalletHub.com 
  • Best place to own a home -- Porch.com
  • Channel District: Hottest Real Estate Market in Region: -- 83 Degrees
  • Tampa Tied for 5th Best Cities to Find a Job in 2016 -- Forbes

2015

  • 2nd Best Airport in the U.S. -- J.D. Power McGraw Hill Financial
  • 7th Best City in U.S. for Singles -- WalletHub.com
  • 13th best city to celebrate New Year’s Eve -- WalletHub.com
  • Best City in the Southeast -- Money Magazine
  • One of the best cities in America for Veterans -- WalletHub.com
  • Female workers in Tampa have it better than those in LA, DC and NY --PayScale
  • 2015’s most generous workplaces across the Suncoast -- United Way
  • 2015’s 25 Cities where your paycheck will go the furthest -- Forbes
  • 2015’s 8th best foodie city for your wallet -- Wallethub.com
  • 2015’s 8th best warm city for a Winter vacation -- Wallethub.com
  • Bloomberg Businessweek selected Tampa as the only city in Florida to make the list of “America’s Best Cities.”
  • One of the best American cities to do business in -- KPMG
  • 9th Best City for Starting a Business --Kiplinger
  • 6th best city to start a small business -- NerdWallet.com
  • 6th best city for women to open a business in -- Forbes
  • Brookings: “Among the Florida metros, Tampa is performing among the best, if not the best.”
  • Tampa Bay named one of the Business Insider's Top 10 for Job Growth
  • 8th Best City for Millennials -- Forbes
  • 2nd best city for young entrepreneurs -- Forbes
  • 4th most affordable city in the U.S. for young urban professionals -- Locality.com
  • 7th best city for veterans to find jobs -- USAA
  • 20th best city to live -- Livability.com
  • 2nd best place to open a food truck -- Mobile Cuisine
  • Most Pro-equality city in Florida -- Human Rights Campaign
  • Best City in Florida to start a career -- wallethub.com
  • 3rd best city to find a job -- wallethub.com
  • 8th best paid workforce -- wallethub.com
  • 9th most diverse workforce -- wallethub.com
  • Top 20 most affordable large US metro area -- Forbes
  • Top 5 best cities in the US to raise a family -- Homes.com
  • 8th best city for a staycation