How does Denver rank as one of the best cities to live in the US?

U.S. News & World Report recently determined that Denver is the second-best city to live in the country. U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.

Denver, CO Quick Stats

  • 2,798,684 metro population
  • $57,400 average annual salary
  • 64.6° / 36.2° average high/low temps
  • 36.3 median age
  • $393,842 median home price
  • 14.3 inches average annual rainfall
  • 3.0% unemployment rate
  • $1,203 median monthly rent
  • 27.5 minutes average commute time

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Considering a move to Denver? 5280 crafted a livability formula that evaluates home values, school ratings, crime data, and even the distinctive aspects that set a neighborhood apart (nightlife, bike-ability, open spaces, etc.) With this, they evaluated all 78 Denver neighborhoods and then identified the top 25 neighborhoods to live in Denver .