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St. Petersburg ranked best-run city in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – WalletHub recently released a ranking of the best-run cities across the nation and placed St. Petersburg in the top 50 cities, making it the highest-ranked city for the state of Florida.

With the vision of “a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play,” St. Pete ranked No. 42 out of the top 150 cities.

Although St. Pete topped the rankings for Florida, a few other cities across the Sunshine State made the list including Tallahassee with a rank of No. 82, Hialeah at No. 83, Jacksonville at No. 92, Miami at No. 93, Tampa at No. 98 and Fort Lauderdale with the state’s lowest rank at No. 110.

St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman said the city has worked hard to improve the well-being and safety of its citizens and it shows through the city’s ranking.

“I am particularly glad to see we ranked so high with respect to our economy, a validation of the hard work of our economic development team and our Grow Smarter Strategy,” Kriseman said.

The main categories WalletHub uses to rank the 150 most populated cities in America include financial stability, education, health, safety, economy and infrastructure and pollution.

You can see a full list of the WalletHub’s 2018’s Best- & Worst-Run Cities in America here.