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St. Pete Shines Bright as One of the Happiest Towns in the US

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St. Pete Shines Bright as One of the Happiest Towns in the US.

🌞💫 #SunnyStPete 🌞💫

Big News, St. Pete enthusiasts! Our very own slice of paradise has been crowned as one of the #HappiestTownsInAmerica by Outside! ☀️🎉

From our award-winning parks system 🌳 to our steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusivity 🌈, it’s no wonder St. Pete has carved out a special place in the hearts of so many.

What makes a town happy, you ask? According to Outside, it’s a magical blend of:

  • Ample outdoor access 🏞️
  • Affordability 💸
  • Safety 🛑
  • Diversity 🤝
  • Freedom to be YOU 💖

Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a newcomer, there’s no denying the magnetic energy and vibrant community spirit that pulses through the sun-soaked streets of #TheBurg.

#StPeteMagic lies in more than just our beautiful surroundings; it’s in the smiles of our neighbors, the laughter in our parks, and the warm welcome that greets every visitor. 🌺🤗

So let’s celebrate this fantastic achievement! Share your happiest memories or favorite spots in St. Pete using #SunnyStPete. Let the world know why St. Petersburg isn’t just a happy place to live; it’s the happiest place to be! 💫

#StPeteProud #CommunityJoy #HappiestTowns2023


The spotlight is shining even brighter on the radiant city of St. Petersburg, which has recently been celebrated as one of the happiest towns in America. This notable recognition came from Outside, a publication well-known for exploring the finest towns in the US.

Beginning with a massive list of 300 potential candidates, the team at Outside meticulously defined 15 crucial criteria to eventually select 15 cities that unmistakably represent joy and satisfaction for their inhabitants. The range of places was vast, encompassing quaint towns such as Hood River, Oregon, to well-renowned cities like New Orleans. With an amalgamation of factors like affordable living costs, security, diversity, and the liberty for individuals to express themselves, the notion of a “happy town” came to life. Unsurprisingly, St. Petersburg, with its glorious sunshine and inclusive environment, proudly found its name on this coveted list.

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Known affectionately as ‘The Burg’, St. Pete is renowned for its exceptional parks system, which has won numerous accolades over the years. The city has continually received perfect scores for its commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Residents and visitors alike can indulge in a myriad of sun-soaked activities, fostering a community where everyone is welcome.

St. Pete’s locals might nod in agreement, for they have long cherished the vibrant and accepting atmosphere of their home. The enriching lifestyle offered here has become a magnet, attracting numerous individuals to settle down in this warm and welcoming abode. In a time where the global populace is reassessing work and life dynamics, the strong sense of community and enhanced quality of life in St. Pete stands out prominently.

Outside shared the joys of other happy towns in America, a list echoing the richness and diversity of happy living spaces across the country. Here is the list of the top 15 happiest towns as identified by Outside:

  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Frederick, Maryland
  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Hood River, Oregon
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Plano, Texas
  • Reno, Nevada
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Under the guidance of Outside’s Travel Director, Mary Turner, the 2023 Best Towns series took inspiration from The World Happiness Report, aiming to identify the happiest towns within the US through rigorous research and a keen eye on the quintessential factors that constitute happiness.

In highlighting these towns, Outside brings to light regions that exude a unique charm, from the outdoor adventures in Hood River to the “special magic” of New Orleans that binds its people so closely despite environmental challenges. Each town, distinct in its offerings, promises a life of fulfillment and joy, with extremely satisfied residents echoing the high quality of life they experience daily.

As one Charlottesville local rightly stated, “This kind of quality of life is eye-opening when you come from another city. You don’t want to leave.” Indeed, St. Pete and the other towns on this list embody the essence of happiness, offering a glimpse of what it truly means to find a home where joy is not just a possibility, but a vibrant reality.

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