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Pensacola makes “America’s 100 Best Cities in 2022” list

by FloridaWest News




America’s Best Cities has highlighted Pensacola on its “America’s 100 Best Cities 2022.”  The smallest city to make the list, Pensacola came in at #81.

“The smallest city in our ranking—after 15,000 new residents pushed the population past our half-million threshold—shines as bright as its Gulf of Mexico white-sand beaches. History and proximity to Alabama help explain the vibe: Southern hospitality, ironwork balconies and historic bars.”

“Of its 52 miles of sugar-white beaches, Pensacola Beach is the pearl, with TripAdvisor ranking it 11th-best in the country—helping power the city to #20 in our Parks & Outdoors subcategory.”

The article explains its ranking methodology: “The ranking evaluates each qualifying city across the six pillars of place equity: Place, Product, Programming, People, Prosperity, and Promotion. The performance of the Top 100 cities in this report is summarized in radar charts. Each hexagon in a radar chart represents a category of a city’s competitive identity.” More about methodology here.

Read the full article here.