Mutt Monday

Our Mutt Monday dog this week is Reba. Named after another gorgeous redhead, Reba is a sweet country girl. She would love to hang out with you and listen to music. She prefers country, of course! Reba is a two year old, 62 pound All American girl.

Reba is available at Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Pete.


Sarasota Is One Of The Best Cities In America For Families

Fortune has put together a list of the 25 best places to live in America for families. They way they compiled this list is they, “evaluated nearly 2,000 cities, towns, suburbs, exurbs, villages, and townships that had between 25,000 and 750,000 residents across all 50 states in the U.S. This range provided a broad universe of places that offered high-quality amenities in communities with a hometown feel.”

They also collected 215,000 unique data points across five categories: Education, Aging resources, General wellness, Financial health and Livability.

Sarasota landed in the Top 25 at #22 on Fortune‘s list. Here is what they say about Sarasota, “Unlike many Florida cities, Sarasota is not just for retirees. It has seen an influx of younger residents over the past few years, bringing down the average age and sending home prices higher. “

Check out the Top 10 below.

 

 

  • 1 - Ann Arbor, MI

    Came in #1 on this list, but was also recently named the #8 best city to live in the U.S. by Money.com

  • 2 - Wylie, TX

    Fortune says about Wylie, “Nestled on the southern shore of the 21,400-acre Lake Lavon, the City of Wylie is a northeastern suburb of Dallas that offers residents a vibrant and family-friendly place to call home.”

  • 3 - Olathe, KS

    Olathe can be found just southwest of Kansas City and they have a population of 144,144. The median household income is $95,442.

  • 4 - Mason, OH

    Mason is located northeast of Cincinnati and has a population of 35,564.

  • 5 - Morrisville, NC

    The site says, “Nestled between Raleigh and Durham, the town of Morrisville is a smaller suburb that’s home to roughly 27,500 people.”

  • 6 - Clearfield, UT

    Located north of Salt Lake City and sits right next to Hill Air Force Base. They have a population of 34,322.

  • 7 - Gaithersburg, MD

    Located northwest of Washington D.C. The site says, “The city also offers a variety of activities for seniors, such as virtual exercise classes, trips to museums and theaters, along with wellness services, including access to social workers, pharmacists, and mental health counselors among others. “

  • 8 - Leesburg, VA

    Located less than 30 miles from Gaithersburg, MD, which is #7 on this list. They have a population of 48,047.

  • 9 - West Chicago, IL

    The site says, “Located just 40 miles outside the Windy City, West Chicago is best known for being the first Illinois community established in the wake of the arrival of the railroads.”

  • 10 - Novi, MI

    Novi is located northwest of Detroit and is only 25 miles away from Ann Arbor, which is #1 on this list.