COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, is the most desirable place to live in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The survey ranks desirability based on a survey of where residents would live if given the choice of the nation’s 125 largest metro areas.
“The nation is taking notice of what we already know; that Colorado Springs is a wonderful place to live,” said Mayor John Suthers. “Inclusion on a growing number of these ‘Best of’ lists is a testament to the momentum of the city, driven largely by the commitments of our voters to invest in public infrastructure and our dynamic economy. Additionally, it speaks to our city’s affordability, our educational institutions and our robust parks system.”
Colorado Springs topped other major cities including Portland, OR (#2), Austin, TX (#6), Seattle (#5) and Denver (#10). In claiming the top spot, Colorado Springs unseated two-year winner Honolulu, which ranked fourth in this year’s survey.
“We’ve made incredible progress over the last couple of years, and with the rejuvenation of southwest downtown in full swing, I expect the popularity of our city to continue to increase,” Suthers said.
Desirability is an element of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Places to Live” report. Colorado Springs was ranked the #2 “Best Place to Live” in April, and was ranked #2 most desirable each of the last two years.