4) St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg is also known as St. Pete or the Sunshine City, due to an average of 361 days of sunshine per year. It also set a Guinness record for 768 days of sunshine in a row. It has long been a popular destination for retirees, even making CNN Money’s “25 Best Places to Retire” list. Money Magazine also listed it as a top destination for retirees in 2014 because retirement income is not taxed. However, it also noted that more young families are being drawn to the area. As part of the Greater Tampa Bay area, it offers great access to beaches and amenities. The Salvador Dali museum has more of his art than anywhere outside of Europe. The Florida Holocaust Museum is one of the largest Holocaust museums in the country. The population is currently 257,083.