Ft. Lauderdale


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Fort Lauderdale,Florida
The Fort Lauderdale metro area is the third metro area in Florida to earn a spot on the overall top 10 list. This is the first time the city has made the list, thanks to its strong employment opportunities for veterans. The area is benefiting from low housing prices as the region recovers from the recent housing downturn. The area's cost of living is well below the national average, and the median price of a typical home is $137,700. The economy shows strong job growth at 3.1% over the past year, combined with a low unemployment rate of 5.7%.