U.S. News & World Report, Denver, CO and Austin, TX have been selected by thousands of Americans as the best U.S. places to live in this year.
Aside from polling individuals in a public survey, the study took into account important measures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Census Bureau.
Affordability, steady employment, and overall quality of life have been the main considerations for the respondents, the surveyors revealed.
“Top-ranked areas not only have steady job markets, but they also have attributes that contribute to a high quality of life – affordability, low crime rates, shorter commute times and quality health care,” U.S. News real estate product manager Miriam Weiner stated in the report.
The other entries in the top rankings were, in descending order: Fayetteville, AR; Raleigh-Durham, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; Boise, ID; Seattle, WA; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; and San Jose, CA.
Nearly 70 per cent of the U.S. population resides in the metropolitan areas included in the list, according to the report.
In the latest survey conducted by digital news company