7) Fort Myers
Fort Myers is another Florida city that made the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Places to Live” list. Ranked number 38 in the U.S., it has a charming downtown area filled with shops and restaurants. Beach lovers can head to Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel Island or Cape Coral. Summers tend to be a bit rainy, but the rest of the year is very sunny. Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford owned vacation homes here. Each of their homes were subsequently turned into public museums. The population is 647,554, with a median home price of $201,925. Although it is a popular place for retirees and “snowbirds,” it still has a sizable population of young singles and families. Though home prices have been climbing, the lack of state income tax helps offset the expense.