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City tabbed second “Most Desirable” in the country

The City of Colorado Springs earned a spot in the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Places to Live rankings.

Colorado Springs ranked ninth in the 2023 rankings. This marks the sixth consecutive year Colorado Springs ranked inside the top 10 of the U.S. News Best Places to Live listing. Olympic City USA was one of only two Colorado cities to place in the top 10, as well as ranking second in the country in the “Most Desirable” category.

The rankings pointed to the City’s strong job market, population growth, and a location that blends access to nature and the outdoors with vibrant metropolitan amenities.

“I am proud that once again we are listed as one of the top ten Best Places to Live,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers. “U.S. News and World Report realizes what a treasure the City of Colorado Springs is and all we have to offer our residents, current and future. It is a credit to all those in our community who continue to work to make General Palmer’s vision, set forward more than 150 years ago, a reality.”

This year’s list evaluated the country’s 150 most populous metropolitan areas based on how well they meet Americans' living expectations, with measures including value, job market, desirability and quality of life.

“Choosing a new place to live is a big decision and there are many factors to consider during the decision-making process,” said Devon Thorsby, real estate editor at U.S. News. “The Best Places to Live rankings highlight the metro areas that most closely meet the wants and needs of people considering where to settle down next.”

The four measures factored into this year’s ranking were weighted in part based on a public survey of thousands of individuals throughout the U.S. to find out what qualities they consider important in a place to live. The methodology also factors in data from the National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, Sharecare (Nasdaq: SHCR), the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. News rankings of the Best High Schools and Best Hospitals.

For more information on Best Places to Live, explore Facebook and Twitter using #BestPlacesToLive.

Best Places - U.S. News and World Report - Hot air balloons, the free downtown shuttle and downtown Colorado Springs


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