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Looking to live in a new city? South Florida has two of the best in country, study shows

Aerial view of Gator Run Park, in Weston.
Aerial view of Gator Run Park, in Weston. City of Weston

Looking for a new place to live?

A recent study by Money magazine shows that two of the best places to live in America are right here in South Florida — Weston and Doral.

No other Florida cities made the list, which is topped by Frisco, Texas, and Ashburn, Virginia.

The list, released Monday, is compiled with the help of Realtor.com. According to Money, staffers narrowed down cities based on population, crime, household income and diversity.

For the past 30 years, the magazine has put out the list to “help families find their next hometown, “ according to the website.

“Our methodology, which this year took into account over 135,000 data points, is designed to uncover spots that offer a winning mix of affordability, charm, and economic strength,” Adam Auriemma wrote in the editor’s note. “Reporters examined everything from projected job growth and local tax burdens to commute times and green space.”

According to the website, Weston, which was No. 21, was selected because of its “tropical seclusion, though it sits just 35 miles north of Miami.”

“Residents are never far from water, whether in ponds, lakes, or those inlets,” Money said. “Many homes border it; many parks feature it.”

Coming in at No. 22, Doral was labeled “one of the fastest-growing cities in Florida.”

“The city has expanded rapidly over the past decade, becoming a hot spot for new residents, international buyers, and big businesses,” reads the description.

Here’s a look at the top 10 places to live in America, according to Money:

Frisco, Texas

Ashburn, Virginia

Carmel, Indiana

Ellicott City, Maryland

Cary, North Carolina

Franklin, Tennessee

Dublin, California

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Sammamish, Washington

Woodbury, Minnesota

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