DENVER – Colorado’s two biggest metro areas are also some of the best places in the country in which to live, according to a new report.
The ranking, from U.S. News and World Report, names Colorado Springs the second-best place to live, followed by Denver in third place.
U.S. News said it used a variety of government agencies and other data sources to determine things like quality of life, cost of living, the strength of the job market, desirability and migration rates.
Based on those criteria, Austin, Texas landed in the top spot. Des Moines, Iowa and Fayetteville, Arkansas round out the top five:
1. Austin, TX
2. Colorado Springs, CO
3. Denver, CO
4. Des Moines, IA
5. Fayetteville, AR
6. Portland, OR
7. Huntsville, AL
8. Washington, DC
9. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
U.S. News and World Report also ranked the most affordable cities and – no surprise here – no Colorado cities made that list.
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