MONEY'S Best Place to Live in Florida: WESTON
City leaders are more than proud to hear what we all know in our hearts is the truth: Weston is the Best Place To Live in the State of Florida. MONEY Magazine, on December 17th released its ranking of
The Best Place to Live in Every State and Weston is the Florida selection.
Earlier this year, the City of Weston was ranked #21 on Money Magazine's 2018 list of The Best Places to Live in America. It is the fourth time the City had made this prestigious list since 2012.
Here is what MONEY has to say about WESTON:
Median Household Income: $102,875
Median Home Listing Price: $595,000
Established only in 1996, Weston is, in many ways, the image of a perfect Florida town. Hedged against the Everglades and located just 25 miles from Florida’s east coast beaches, the 68,458-person planned community features two golf courses, warm weather, and winding streets of new homes interspersed with waterways. Just 40 miles outside of Miami and a half-hour drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Weston is perfectly situated for commuters or frequent travelers, but you don’t necessarily need to leave town to pursue a career. Jobs in Weston grew 17% from 2010 to 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and are projected to grow another 6.3% by 2022, according to Moody’s Analytics.
“This recognition is truly a reflection of what we as City leaders and members of this community have always known” stated Mayor Daniel Stermer.
“Weston has all of the qualities that families want, and that in turn attracts a quality business community. As leaders we have always done the long-range planning and invested in our infrastructure needs, staffing and development to ensure the quality of life elements that today reap the rewards of this recognition and so many others. We believe Weston has always had all of the elements of a top City: strong quality schools, high quality public safety services and low crime, access to quality health care, top notch parks and recreation and fiscally sound government. When added with the intangible factors of immaculate and distinctive landscaping and aesthetics, cultural offerings; community spirit and involvement, and a unique governmental structure leveraging a contract style of management - yes, Your World Is Here."
What makes a town worth living in? While beautiful scenery and a sense of community can help give a location character, features like affordability, safety, convenience, and a bustling economy are always critical factors per MONEY.
Money Magazine Methodology: First they started with elimination.
Populations of 50,000 or more. They then eliminated any place that had more than double the national crime risk, less than 85% of its state’s median household income, or a lack of ethnic diversity.
They then collected more than 135,000 different data points to narrow the list, considering data on each place’s economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living, and amenities. They placed the greatest weight on economic health, public school performance, and local amenities; housing, cost of living, and diversity were also critical components.
The City of Weston is thrilled to be recognized as The Best Place to Live in Florida!
View the list of all of Weston's recognitions
View the entire article and The Best Place to Live in Every State