May 16, 2023

U.S. News & World Report: Boulder fourth best place to live in nation

Boulder is the United State’s fourth best place to live, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. 

The 2023-2024 Best Places to Live were determined based on a methodology that takes into account the area’s job market, value, quality of life and desirability, the list publisher said. 

“This year’s rankings are a reflection of the current economic, social and natural factors that impact a place’s livability for its residents,” Devon Thorsby, real estate editor at U.S. News, said in a prepared statement. “People are considering more than housing when they look at an area’s affordability – they want to know how much goods cost in that area. The ever-present risk for severe weather and a community’s ability to recover – coupled with the area’s opportunities for social activities – are also taken into account when evaluating a best place to live.”

Colorado Springs, which ranked ninth, was the only other Colorado city to crack the list’s top 10.

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