For years, maybe decades, you have lived where the U.S. government has told you to live. So when that discharge paperwork comes through, how do you decide where to go?
For Military Times’ first-ever Best for Vets: Places to Live feature, we considered the sorts of military- and veteran-specific culture and services that can lead city vet populations to swell into six figures, as well as economics and livability factors, such as traffic and crime. A total of 577 places, as designated by the Census Bureau, were considered as part of the project. Only 75 — divided equally into large, medium and small cities — made the cut.
Three Florida cities made this year’s list Tampa, Jacksonville and Brandon.