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Opinion: Is Tampa One of America's 50 Best Cities?

Bloomberg Business Week has named Tampa its list of America's 50 Best Cities.

Tampa is receving praises this week as the only Floridian city to be named in Bloomberg Business Week's annual list of America's Best Cities.

The city ranked No. 34 on the list and was noted for its role as the site of this year's Republican National Convention. A blurb accompanied by a photo of downtown read: "Credit the city's strong nightlife and parks. Tampa has its own Busch Gardens, aquarium, and zoo. And with such nice weather, the city’s sports teams usually have plenty of tickets available for the sports fan, even if that doesn’t always look good on TV."

A breakdown of key statistics that effect the ranking of each city followed and are listed below. 

Bars: 91
Restaurants: 1,114
Museums: 18
Libraries: 19
Pro sports teams: 4
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 10
Colleges: 6
Percent with graduate degree: 7.5
Median household income: $55,039
Percent unemployed: 8.8

To see the complete list of America's 50 Best Cities, visit the Bloomberg Business Week website.

What do you think? Where would Tampa rank in your list America's 50 Best Cities? Tell us in the comments section.

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