May 21, 2024 - News

Colorado Springs is No. 3 "best place to live"

Downtown Colorado Springs. Photo: Rachel Woolf for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Downtown Colorado Springs. Photo: Rachel Woolf for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Two Colorado cities have landed in the top 10 best places to live.

Driving the news: Colorado Springs ranked No. 3 and Boulder No. 10 in the latest edition of the U.S. News & World Report list released Tuesday.

  • Fort Collins and Denver made the list at 39 and 40, respectively, out of 150 metro areas analyzed.

Why it matters: The national accolade is just the latest for Colorado Springs. The state's second-largest city recently has been in the spotlight for its economy and culture.

The intrigue: The Springs — which ranked ninth on the U.S. News list in 2023 — was lauded for its high desirability as a place to live and its cost of living.

  • Boulder ranked high for quality of life.
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