Denver slips, places No. 2 on U.S. News' ‘Best Places to Live in U.S.’ metro list

Wednesday May 3, 2017 0 comments Tags: Denver, Colorado Springs, U.S. News & World Report


DENVER -- Denver slipped to the No. 2 position on U.S. News & World Report’s annual ’25 Best Places to Live in the U.S.’ list after taking the No. 1 spot in 2016.denver-logo2

The Mile High City remained near the top of the list due to its strong job market, low unemployment and attractive setting, according to the report.

Austin, Texas grabbed the No. 1 position on the 2017 list, achieving high across-the-board scores on the variables used to rank the cities, including a strong and growing job market.

The Top 10 cities on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report list are:

  • 1—Austin
  • 2—Denver
  • 3—San Jose
  • 4—Washington, D.C.
  • 5—Fayetteville, Ark. ( the smallest city in the Top 10 with a population of 493,000)
  • 6—Seattle
  • 7—Raleigh/Durham
  • 8—Boston
  • 9—Des Moines
  • 10—Salt Lake City

Colorado Springs placed No. 11 on the list.

To view the complete list, click here.