Best Places to Live

Gainesville, FL

Population: 127,559
Jeff Adkins

This college town is a mecca for things to do like the arts, easy access to the beach and even Disney World; but Gainesville is also gaining a name for itself in the startup community. The best part? It’s a really affordable place to live and do business. The city ranked in the top 3 for food spending and the top 20 for affordable housing, the commute time is a cinch, ranking in the top 10, and the city offers easy access to broadband. The Florida town has made it on our Top 100 Best Places to Live and the Top 10 Best Colleges Towns.