Money magazine published an article naming the 100 Best Places to Live across the nation and Coral Springs ranked first in the State of Florida and 44th on the overall list.
This is the second year Coral Springs has ranked as the number one city in Florida and the third year it made the top 100 list. For the current year, the cities were ranked on attributes including economic opportunity, income, job growth and affordability, quality of life, crime, quality of schools, arts and leisure, park space and stress-related ailments.
Money magazine highlighted Coral Springs’ array of leisure and sports facilities, including the Sportsplex, ice rinks, skate parks and more. In comparison to the Top 10 cities, Coral Springs offers a large selection of restaurants and is on par with its museum offerings.
Coral Springs was also rated highly on safety, and was recognized for its excellent public schools, racial diversity, attractive home prices and air quality index.
"It is very gratifying to be recognized as one of the best cities to live in the country as it signifies a mission accomplished in collaboration with our citizens. We are committed to being a Community of Excellence,” Mayor Scott J. Brook said.
The City of Coral Springs was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2007 and is a two-time Governor’s Sterling Award winner for quality excellence. It was the first City of Excellence named by the Florida League of Cities and has also been identified as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance for Youth.
”We work diligently to align our resources with the expressed needs of our community and strive to provide the highest quality of goods and services to our customers at the most reasonable prices,” City Manager Michael S. Levinson said.
To see the full list from Money magazine, visit http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/snapshots/PL1214400.html.