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Denver Best Place to Live in US

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Wednesday, 02 Mar 2016 12:31 PM

Maybe it's because the city is located within an easy drive from the mountains. And that many of its residents are nature-loving, fitness fanatics who enjoy a fabled 300 days of sunshine a year. Or, it's the fact that locals have enjoyed the option of toking on recreational pot legally since 2012. Because of all the cities in all of the US, Denver has emerged the best place to live in America in a new ranking.

In the US News & World Report's inaugural 2016 Best Places to Live index, the Colorado capital outranked 99 other metropolitan areas when it came to affordability, employment, desirability, and quality of life.

The results were determined in part by a reader survey; data from the US Census Bureau; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Researchers also looked at previously compiled US News rankings of best high schools and best hospitals in the US.

Rounding out the top five spots are Austin, Texas; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; and Colorado Springs.

"Top-ranked areas not only have steady job markets, but they also have attributes that contribute to a high quality of life – affordability, low crime rates, shorter commute times and quality health care,” said Miriam Weiner, product manager for Real Estate at US News.

In addition to being famous for enjoying a fabled 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver's 2.65 million residents are likewise known for being among the healthiest in America, with a pedestrian and bike-friendly infrastructure.

Combine all that with a toke-friendly environment and you get a city of people saturated with the sunshine vitamin, high off of either a good run, or weed.

Here are the top 10 cities to live in the US according to US News & World Report:

1. Denver, CO
2. Austin, TX
3. Fayetteville, AR
4. Raleigh-Durham, NC
5. Colorado Springs, CO
6. Boise, ID
7. Seattle, WA
8. Washington, DC
9. San Francisco, CA
10. San Jose, CA

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