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Highlands Ranch named No. 6 Best Place to Live in 2016 by Money magazine

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 13:51:39-04

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. -- Highlands Ranch has been named the No. 6 Best Place to Live in 2016 by Money magazine.

This year, Money said it analyzed 60 key factors including taxes, education, health care, job availability and home affordability.

Money said it loved Highlands Ranch because it's, "a snug town bursting with jobs."

While Highlands Ranch has a median home price of $410,000, its unemployment rate is 3.4 percent, the magazine wrote.

"Highlands Ranch is a bedroom community where residents sleep very well at night," Money magazine said. "In fact, they affectionately refer to their hometown, about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, as 'the bubble' because crime is low, the schools are top-notch, and jobs are plentiful."

Money said, "No place on our list is predicted to add more jobs in the next five years."

The other cities in the top 10 are Columbia, Maryland; Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Plano, Texas; West Des Moines, Iowa; Parsippany-Troy Hills, N.J.; Clarkstown, N.Y.; Weston, Florida; Beaverton, Oregon; and Naperville, Illinois.

See the full list of Best Places to Live on Money's website.

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