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The Gainesville area has a lot to be proud of. Here’s a listing of just some of the ways we’ve been mentioned in the news lately:

 

Rankings

2017

  • #5 Top College Destination (American Institute for Economic Research)

2016

  • #16 Top College Destination (American Institute for Economic Research)
  • #11 Best College Town in America (Best College Reviews)
  • #29 out of 50 Best Cities for Bicycling
  • #8 Best Public College-University of Florida (Business Insider)
  • #1 College Town for a Weekend Getaway (U.S. News and World/Travel)

2015

  • #3 Best College Value in the U.S. (Kiplinger)
  • #6 Top Cities for Millennial Job Seekers (Nerdwallet)
  • #8 in Adult Specialities and #9 Regionally Ranked in Children’s Specialties – UF Health (US News and World Report)

 

2014

  • #2 Leading Metros for Economic and Job Growth in Florida Area Development
  • #3 Best Value Large Public Institutions (UF) Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

2013

  • #5 Best Small Metros in the U.S. College Destination Index
  • #5 Best Small Metros in the U.S. College Destination Index
  • #34 Top 100 Best Places to Live Livability.com
  • #5 Best States for Expected Job Growth Forbes
  • #5 Best States for Expected Job Growth Forbes
  • #4 Startup Launches in U.S. Association of University Technology Managers
  • #3 Best Hospitals in Florida U.S. News & World Report
  • #14 University of Florida ranked “Top Public Universities” U.S. News & World Report
  • #1 “Cities on the Rise” NerdWallet.com
  • #4 “Fastest Growing College Towns” SpareFoot.com
  • #3 “Top College Towns 2013,” Livability.com
  • Top 25 “Best Places to Retire,” Forbes
  • #1 UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator #1 in World, National Business Incubation Association
  • #2 “Fastest Growing City in the Nation,” NerdWallet.com
  • Top 10 “Best State for Starting a Business,” CNBC
  • #1 “Top States for Innovation,” Fast Company
  • #4 “Top States for Talent Pipeline,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • #1 “Top States for Infrastructure,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • #4 “Best Small College City,” American Institute for Economic Research
  • #15 UF Hough Graduate School: “Best Graduate Schools 2014,” U.S. News & World Reports
  • #1 Silver Airways: “2013 Regional Airline of the Year,” Air Transport World
  • #4 UF Hough Graduate School: “Best Online Education Program,” U.S. News & World Reports

2012

  • #1 “Best Florida City for Business,” Forbes
  • #1 Best Commute in Florida, U.S. Census
  • #17 “America’s Leading Creative Class Metros,” Richard Florida
  • #1 “Best Place for Business and Careers in Florida,” Forbes
  • #6 “Best Places for New College Grads,” The Atlantic Cities
  • #6 “Hardest Working Cities in US,” Parade Magazine
  • #14 “America’s Brainiest Cities,” The Atlantic Cities
  • #10 “America’s Leading College Towns,” The Atlantic Cities
  • #1 Florida Ranked Top State in Talent Pipeline & Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber
  • #8 “Most ‘Well Read’ Cities,” The Atlantic Cities
    Top 7 Florida Ranked as a Top State in Bio-Tech Industry and Jobs, Innovation America
  • #19 “Best Commutes in U.S.” (No. 1 in Florida), Census.gov
  • #2 “Best Cities to Find a Date in 2012,” The Daily Beast

2011

  • #7 “America’s 25 Greenest Cities” The Daily Beast
  • #8 Top 10 in Number of Start-ups Created UFL.edu
  • #16 “Top 20 Metros Producing Graduates in Computers” Expansion Solutions Magazine
  • #2 2nd Best City for Per-Capita Intensity of Computer Graduates Expansion Solutions Magazine
  • #8 “Happiest Cities in U.S.,” Gallup
  • #1 Florida Ranked Top State in Workforce and Training, U.S. Chamber
  • Top 5 Top “Hot Spots for Research in Florida,” Florida Trend
  • #8 “Most Well-Read Cities in America,” Amazon.com
  • #8 “Mid-sized cities,” Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index
  • #7 “Greenest Cities in America,” DailyBeast.com

2010

  • #1 Highest Projected Growth of Creative Class Jobs in the Nation Richard Florida
  • #1 “Top College Towns;” Livability.com
  • #5 “Top 10 Small Cities,” USA Today

2009

  • #1 “Hotspots for Young Professionals to Live and Work – Mighty Micros,” Next Generation Consulting
  • #50 “Best Places for Business and Careers,” Forbes Magazine

2008

  • #1 “Best City to Live and Play,” National Geographic
  • #1 University of Florida Football – NCAA Division I
  • #1 Places to Retire During an Economic Downturn,” Smart Money
  • #22 “The Smartest Cities in America,” Forbes.com
  • #27 “Best Places for Business and Careers,” Forbes Magazine
  • #47 “100 Best Places to Live and Launch,” Fortune Small Business

2007

  • #1 “Best City in America,” Sterling “Best Places”
  • #1 “Cities Ranked and Rated”
  • #1 University of Florida Men’s Basketball – NCAA Division I
  • #3 “Top Small College Towns for Real Estate Investment,” Nuwireinvestor.com
  • #8 “Top Ten Value Towns for Those Considering Retirement,” Warren Bland, PhD; TopRetirements.com
  • #12 “Best Places for Business and Careers,” Forbes Magazine
  • Top 10 “Best Places to Live and Play: Cities,” National Geographic Adventure Magazine

2006

  • #1 UF #1 for Transferring Technology to the Marketplace, Milken
  • #1 University of Florida Football – NCAA Division I
  • #1 University of Florida Men’s Basketball – NCAA Division I

2005

  • #1 “Top Tech Cities” in Florida, Popular Science Magazine
  • #30 “Top Tech Cities” in the U.S., Popular Science Magazine
  • Top 10 “Best Places for Outdoor Activities,” Sperling’s Best Places

2004

  • #3 “Mid-Market City – Top Deals and Hot Markets,” Southern Business and Development Magazine
  • #10 “Best Small Places: Educations Attainment,” Forbes Magazine
  • #30 “Best Small Places: Job Growth,” Forbes Magazine
  • #63 “Best Small Places,” Forbes Magazine

2003

  • 1st “Gold Well City, USA Award,” Wellness Councils of America
  • #11 “Best Places to Reinvent Your Life,” AARP
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