3 local cities make US News’ Best Places to Live list

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Three Central Florida cities are once again among the top 100 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2024-2025 Best Places to Live list.


Melbourne, Orlando and Daytona Beach — which ranked No. 15, No. 49 and No. 52 on the list, respectively, on the 2023-2024 list — have weighed in at No. 49 (Melbourne), No. 68 (Orlando) and No. 96 (Daytona Beach) for the 2024-2025 list.

The publication ranked the cities according to several factors, including the local job market, cost of living and overall desirability.

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