Over 244,000 people is a small city? Since when? I mean…yeah, it’s clearly not a large city, but I’d say it’s pretty much “average” city-sized.
Besides, if you include the whole St.Petersburg/Tampa area, you’re well over 2 million.
Hell, I just looked at Money’s listings, and it didn’t even consider any cities with populations less than 50,000! The Hell? How does that work?
“Oh, we’re ranking small cities, but not actual small cities…just regular cities that don’t break half a million.”
Because of that, the actual best city in the US didn’t qualify.
Do they consider anything under 50,000 just a “town”? I guess growing up in a rural area conditions you to think under 10,000 (possibly only 5,000 if it’s a real rural area) is a town, and over that is a city.