Choosing the right place to live isn’t simple, but “U.S. News & World Report” is trying to make the decision a little easier for folks. 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 100 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 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics and more.
Coming out on top this year is Austin, Texas, which landed an overall score of 7.8 out of 10 and a 7.3 for both quality of life and value. Coming in at number two this year is last year’s winner, Denver, Colorado, which landed an overall score of 7.5.
“U.S. News & World Reports’” Top Ten Places to Live(click here for a complete list)
- Austin, TX
- Denver, CO
- San Jose, CA
- Washington, DC
- Fayetteville, AR
- Seattle, WA
- Raleigh & Durham, NC
- Boston, MA
- Des Moines, IA
- Salt Lake City, UT
Source: U.S. News & World Report