A report released earlier this month by U.S. News & World Report lists the best 100 places to live in America based on factors such as job market, cost of living and average temperatures.
And the best region in the country, according to business website Business Insider, is the South.
"Twenty-four of the top 50 cities can be found in the South — more than the combined number of cities that made the list from the traditionally more desirable West and Northeast regions," the site stated.
Florida features the most cities, with nine, and Jacksonville — which is No. 34 in the top 100 list — ranks second to Sarasota (No. 14 overall) in cities from the Sunshine State.
Other Florida cities were Fort Myers (38), Melbourne (40), Tampa Bay (42), Orlando (44), Lakeland (70), Daytona Beach (84) and Miami (93).
Here's the complete methodology from U.S. News & World Report and the full top 100 list.