Money magazine revealed their list of the best cities in each region Sunday, and Tampa was awarded the title in the southeast.
The magazine noted some potential achievements for the city, including the hometown Tampa Bay Lightning nearly capturing the Stanley Cup this season, as well as the hosting of the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards (The Bollywood Oscars) back in 2014.
The city will also host the college football national championship in 2017. Neal Anderson, small business owner who moved from Chicago in March, told the magazine that “It really feels like a city whose time has arrived.”
The drop is real estate prices isn’t theo only thing that is helping Tampa prosper though, as a recent airport expansion and the opening of an Amazon distribution plant were also cited.