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NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Read about our many accomplishments and find out how we are becoming the “City You Never
Want to Leave"

  1. All-America City - National Civic League
  2. Top 10 Best Downtowns - Livability.com
  3. Top 10 Most Exciting Places in Florida - Movoto National Real Estate
  4. Top 10 Most Exciting Mid-Sized Cities in America - Movoto National Real Estate
  5. Top 10 American Dream Cities - Xavier University and The Burghard Group
  6. Top 10 Greenest Mid-Sized Cities - MyLife.com
  7. Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Small Businesses - Biz2Credit.com
  8. Top 10 Best Cities for Millennial Job Seekers in Florida - Nerd Wallet
  9. Top 10 City for Most Efficient Spending on Education - WalletHub
  10. Top 10 Best Cities to Move to in 2014 - SML National Moving
  11. Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities to Visit - World Property Journal 
  12. Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future - fDi Magazine 
  13. Top 10 Most Physically Attractive Mid-Sized Cities - Movoto National Real Estate
  14. Top 10 Best Places for Veterans to Live - Best Places for Veterans Report
  15. Top 10 Best Cities for Parking - NerdWallet.com
  16. Top 10 Great Cities for Family Vacations - Vacation Critic Travel Planning Guide
  17. Top 10 Most Affordable Summer Destinations - GoBankingRates.com
  18. Top 10 Most Popular Summer Destinations – Hopper.com
  19. Top 10 Most Affordable U.S. Travel Destinations - SmartAsset.com
  20. Top 10 Summer Vacation Destinations - AAA Travel
  21. Top 10 Destinations for New Year's Eve - ThePointsGuy.com
  22. Top 10 Best Fourth of July Fireworks Shows - USA Today
  23. Top 10 Best Places to Retire - Money Magazine
  24. Top Ranked City for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Rate - WalletHub
  25. Top Ranked Busiest Firehouse in the United States - Firehouse magazine
  26. Top Ranked Busiest Fire-Rescue Department in Broward County, #5 in Florida, #58 in U.S. - Firehouse magazine
  27. Top Ranked Complete Streets Policy in Florida and #3 Nationally - Smart Growth America
  28. Top 20 Best Foodie Cities for Your Wallet - WalletHub
  29. Most Popular U.S. Beaches - The Daily Beast
  30. Best Beach Towns to Explore on Foot - Huffington Post Travel
  31. Favorite Winter Destination of Canadians - FlightNetwork.com
  32. Most Outstanding Green Government - U.S. Green Building Council South Florida
  33. Happiest Cities for Young Professionals - Forbes Magazine
  34. Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Business - WalletHub
  35. Best Places for Business and Careers - Forbes Magazine
  36. Certified as a Florida Green Local Government - Florida Green Building Coalition
  37. Lowest Travel Taxes among Top 50 U.S. Travel Destinations - Global Business Travel Association
  38. Best City in Broward - Broward New Times
  39. Top 20 most romantic mid-sized City in America - Movoto National Real Estate
  40. 11th Greenest City in the United States - Nerdwallet.com
  41. Top 50 Cities in the U.S. for Technology Talent - CRBE
  42. Most Diverse City in Florida - WalletHub
  43. Top 30 Large Cities in the U.S. for Law School Graduates - Goodcall
  44. Best Neighborhood Program in the U.S. - Neighborhoods USA 
  45. Best of the Web Award - Center for Digital Government 
  46. Digital Cities Survey Winner - Center for Digital Government
  47. Climate Leader Award - Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact
  48. Top State Where Americans Would Most Like to Live - The Harris Poll  
  49. Best City to Find A Job in Florida - WalletHub
  50. Top 10 most popular city for foreigners buying U.S. homes - Miami Association of Realtors
  51. Top 5 Best Florida Beaches - U.S. News and World Report
  52. Top 10 Best Places to go in Florida - Smartertravel.com
  53. #2 Best Beach Vacations in Florida - TripAdvisor.com
  54. #1 Best Beach & Sun for Family Fun - TripAdvisor.com
  55. #1 Florida Family Beach - HomeAway.com
  56. Top 10 Best Holiday Events - USA Today
  57. Top 10 City for Real Estate Investment - Forbes, Inc.
  58. Top 10 Vision Zero Focus Cities -  Vision Zero Network
  59. Top 20 Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs - CRBE
  60. Top 25 Beach in the United States - TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards
  61. #1 Mid-Sized City in America for Nightlife - Gogobot
  62. AA+ Rating for City's Water & Sewer Bonds - Standard & Poor's 
  63. Aa1 Rating for City's Water & Sewer Bonds - Moody's 
  64. #4 Best City for Small Business in America - Biz2Credit 
  65. #43 Best Large City to Start a Business - WalletHub
  66. #7 Best City to find a Summer Job - WalletHub 
  67. #2 Retail Market in the Country - Ten-X
  68. Top 100 most diverse cities in America - WalletHub
  69. Top 10 Happiest City in Florida - OnlyinYourState
  70. #2 Best American City for LGBT Seniors - SeniorAdvice 
  71. #12 Foodie City in America - WalletHub
  72. #1 Single-Family Housing Market in the United States - Ten-X
  73. Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area ranked 10th in the nation for small business activity - the Kauffman Foundation 

    1. All-America City - National Civic League
    2. Top 10 Best Downtowns - Livability.com
    3. Top 10 Most Exciting Places in Florida - Movoto National Real Estate
    4. Top 10 Most Exciting Mid-Sized Cities in America - Movoto National Real Estate
    5. Top 10 American Dream Cities - Xavier University and The Burghard Group
    6. Top 10 Greenest Mid-Sized Cities - MyLife.com
    7. Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Small Businesses - Biz2Credit.com
    8. Top 10 Best Cities for Millennial Job Seekers in Florida - Nerd Wallet
    9. Top 10 City for Most Efficient Spending on Education - WalletHub
    10. Top 10 Best Cities to Move to in 2014 - SML National Moving
    11. Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities to Visit - World Property Journal 
    12. Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future - fDi Magazine 
    13. Top 10 Most Physically Attractive Mid-Sized Cities - Movoto National Real Estate
    14. Top 10 Best Places for Veterans to Live - Best Places for Veterans Report
    15. Top 10 Best Cities for Parking - NerdWallet.com
    16. Top 10 Great Cities for Family Vacations - Vacation Critic Travel Planning Guide
    17. Top 10 Most Affordable Summer Destinations - GoBankingRates.com
    18. Top 10 Most Popular Summer Destinations – Hopper.com
    19. Top 10 Most Affordable U.S. Travel Destinations - SmartAsset.com
    20. Top 10 Summer Vacation Destinations - AAA Travel
    21. Top 10 Destinations for New Year's Eve - ThePointsGuy.com
    22. Top 10 Best Fourth of July Fireworks Shows - USA Today
    23. Top 10 Best Places to Retire - Money Magazine
    24. Top Ranked City for Hispanic Entrepreneurship Rate - WalletHub
    25. Top Ranked Busiest Firehouse in the United States - Firehouse magazine
    26. Top Ranked Busiest Fire-Rescue Department in Broward County, #5 in Florida, #58 in U.S. - Firehouse magazine
    27. Top Ranked Complete Streets Policy in Florida and #3 Nationally - Smart Growth America
    28. Top 20 Best Foodie Cities for Your Wallet - WalletHub
    29. Most Popular U.S. Beaches - The Daily Beast
    30. Best Beach Towns to Explore on Foot - Huffington Post Travel
    31. Favorite Winter Destination of Canadians - FlightNetwork.com
    32. Most Outstanding Green Government - U.S. Green Building Council South Florida
    33. Happiest Cities for Young Professionals - Forbes Magazine
    34. Top 100 Best Cities to Start a Business - WalletHub
    35. Best Places for Business and Careers - Forbes Magazine
    36. Certified as a Florida Green Local Government - Florida Green Building Coalition
    37. Lowest Travel Taxes among Top 50 U.S. Travel Destinations - Global Business Travel Association
    38. Best City in Broward - Broward New Times
    39. Top 20 most romantic mid-sized City in America - Movoto National Real Estate
    40. 11th Greenest City in the United States - Nerdwallet.com
    41. Top 50 Cities in the U.S. for Technology Talent - CRBE
    42. Most Diverse City in Florida - WalletHub
    43. Top 30 Large Cities in the U.S. for Law School Graduates - Goodcall
    44. Best Neighborhood Program in the U.S. - Neighborhoods USA 
    45. Best of the Web Award - Center for Digital Government 
    46. Digital Cities Survey Winner - Center for Digital Government
    47. Climate Leader Award - Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact
    48. Top State Where Americans Would Most Like to Live - The Harris Poll  
    49. Best City to Find A Job in Florida - WalletHub
    50. Top 10 most popular city for foreigners buying U.S. homes - Miami Association of Realtors
    51. Top 5 Best Florida Beaches - U.S. News and World Report
    52. Top 10 Best Places to go in Florida - Smartertravel.com
    53. #2 Best Beach Vacations in Florida - TripAdvisor.com
    54. #1 Best Beach & Sun for Family Fun - TripAdvisor.com
    55. #1 Florida Family Beach - HomeAway.com
    56. Top 10 Best Holiday Events - USA Today
    57. Top 10 City for Real Estate Investment - Forbes, Inc.
    58. Top 10 Vision Zero Focus Cities -  Vision Zero Network
    59. Top 20 Global and Emerging Logistics Hubs - CRBE
    60. Top 25 Beach in the United States - TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards