"U.S. News & World Report” just came out with their list of the 2018 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
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 second year in a row is Austin, Texas, which landed an overall score of 7.7 out of 10 and a 7.1 for both quality of life and value. Coming in at number two this year Colorado Springs, Colorado, which landed an overall score of 7.6.
“U.S. News & World Reports’” Top Ten Places to Live
Colorado Springs, CO
Des Moines, IA