Coconut Creek One Of The Top Cities In Florida

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Coconut Creek residents have a new reason to be proud of where they live.

The city was recently named one of the top 10 cities to live in Florida by the Movoto Real Estate Blog, an online real estate brokerage based in San Mateo, Calif. Coming in at No. 9, Coconut Creek impressed the brokerage because of a high quality of life, low crime rate, and low taxes.

“I am always grateful and honored to hear about Coconut Creek’s prominence as an outstanding municipality in Florida,” Mayor Lisa Aronson said. “We have many positive attributes, like being a sustainable community, and have been recognized by several other organizations. We are very proud of all of our achievements, and we are fortunate to have a well-managed city, as well as the opportunity to provide a full range of services to benefit our residents and businesses.”

Four other Broward County cities beat out Coconut Creek, with Coral Springs taking the top spot for place to live, and Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, and the town of Davie following. The city of Weston claimed 10th place behind Coconut Creek. Other cities named in the top ten included Winter Park, Gainesville, and the town of Jupiter.

The brokerage used several criteria to rank the top 100 cities in Florida. The criteria included total amenities — Butterfly World and Millpond Farm where Coconut Creek’s standouts — crime rate, quality of life, taxes, weather temperature, air quality, commute time, and unemployment rate. According to the blog, the city ranked 23rd on quality of living, which included cost of living, student-to-teacher ratios, rent and home prices, and income. It also ranked Coconut Creek 21st in lowest crime rate, and the unemployment rate was tied for fifth best.

This is also not the first time Coconut Creek has been recognized as a top place to live. In 2010, the city was named 48th Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine.

The Movoto Real Estate Blog used data from the 2010 United States Census, the FBI, and business listing in the state to create their list of 100 best places to live in Florida.


Source: SunSentinel

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