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Jacksonville slips among Best Places to Live

Ryan Ketterman
Visit Jacksonville

Jacksonville dropped two spots on US News & World Report's annual list of The Best Places to Live in the U.S. but held its spot as the fourth best place in Florida.

The annual list ranks 150 of the largest U.S. municipalities, weighing factors such as unemployment rate, housing costs, household income, crime rate, education, health care and air quality to determine the rankings.

San Jose, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Washington, D.C.; Albany, N.Y.; and Boston moved ahead of Jacksonville in the overall ratings. Jacksonville, at number 24 on the list, jumped over Denver, Seattle, Charlotte and Fort Collins, Colo.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.