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Miami is the 92nd best city to live in, study says

Miami’s “value” hurt its standing

A gloomy Miami afternoon, with dark clouds hovering over Downtown
A gloomy Miami afternoon
Photo by Michelle Baumgard

Miami may be the third most fun city, the fourth best graffiti city, and the No. 1 people-watching destination in the land, but the Magic City is apparently not a great place to call home in 2017, according to U.S. News and World Report.

In the publication’s annual 100 Best Places to Live in the USA, Miami ranked just 92nd, faring especially poor in the category of “value,” which factors in cost of living.

Austin, Denver, San Jose, Washington D.C., and Fayetteville (AR), rounded out the Top 5. Florida’s highest ranking city is Sarasota, coming in at No. 21. They did give Miami props for its diversity and growth in the international business arena:

Dubbed "The Magic City," Miami is one of the most vibrant metro areas in the U.S., and it's well on its way to becoming one of the largest international business hubs in the world. In Miami, each neighborhood reflects its diverse communities and adds to the character of the metro area and Miami-Dade County.