Denver tops Best Places to Live 2016 list

US News

This year, Denver, CO ranked #1 on U.S. News and World Report annual 100 Best Places to Live list. The ranking scores 100 metro areas on factors that include desirability, value, job market and quality of life. Scoring a 9.9 on desirability, Denver boasts a strong job market and unemployment rates below the national average. Beautiful weather and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities make Denver an ideal place to live and work. Lennar is proud to build new homes in the Denver area and in several of the metro areas toping this year’s list.

Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Ranking #2 on the list is Austin, TX with a net migration score of 10 (out of 10). The study reports that Austin gains about 50 new residents a day on average, including students, professionals and retirees. Even with a growing population, Austin’s unemployment rate and student-to-teacher ratios remain low.

Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC

Offering a better value when compared to similar sized cities, Raleigh-Durham ranks 4th on the list. A highly desirable place to live, Raleigh-Durham offers a low cost of living and housing costs below the national average. Top industries include scientific and technical services, health care, and wholesale trade.

Also included in the top 10 metro areas are  Seattle (#7), Washington D.C (#8), San Francisco (#9), and San Jose (#10).

Where did your city rank? See the full list at U.S. News Best Places to Live in the USA

 

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