The City of Venice has been named the number one suburb in the State of Florida and the number five suburb in the United States.

Venice was named the number one place in Florida that best balances big city living and suburban atmosphere and the number five in the country StorageCafe, a nationwide online search company for self-storage units, conducted the survey. The list was compiled from an analysis of 912 cities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000 in the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Metrics included housing affordability and diversity, demographics, the business environment, shopping and dining amenities, health and self-storage prices and availability.

“With a 15% increase in local population over the past five years, Venice is rapidly changing,” the StorageCafe report states. “It taps into urban territory thanks to lively streets, a diverse residential sector and plenty of entertainment opportunities. Less than 50% of homes here are single-family residences, ensuring access to varied housing options, and new construction is booming, with over 42 building permits for new residential units per 1,000 people.”