Choosing the right place to live isn’t simple, but “U.S. News & World Report” is trying to make the decision a little easier. The mag has come out with their annual list of the Best Places to Live in the U.S., so if you’re thinking of relocating, you may want to take note.
The mag ranked the 125 largest metropolitan areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life, with the ranking determined partly by a public survey of thousands of individuals across the U.S. They also looked at data from the United States Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and more.
Coming out on top for a third year in a row is Austin, Texas, which landed an overall score of 7.6 out of 10 and a 7.3 for quality of life and 6.7 for value. Coming in at number two this year Denver, Colorado, which landed an overall score of 7.4.
“U.S. News & World Reports’” Top Ten Places to Live
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- Austin, TX
- Denver, CO
- Colorado Springs, CO
- Fayetteville, AR
- Des Moines, IA
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
- San Francisco
- Portland, OR
- Seattle, WA
- Raleigh & Durham, NC
Source:U.S. News & World Report