Austin, Texas, is the best place to live in the U.S. in 2017, according to the latest findings from U.S. News & World Report’s annual best places to live rankings. Publication researchers analyzed the 100 most populous metro areas to find the places that have the best value, strongest job markets, and highest quality of life.

These cities ranked at the top of U.S. News & World Report’s list:

  1. Austin, Texas
  2. Denver
  3. San Jose, Calif.
  4. Washington, D.C.
  5. Fayetteville, Ark.
  6. Seattle
  7. Raleigh & Durham, N.C.
  8. Boston
  9. Des Moines, Iowa
  10. Salt Lake City
  11. Colorado Springs, Colo.
  12. Boise, Idaho

View the full top 100 list at U.S. News & World Report.

Source: “100 Best Places to Live in the USA,” U.S. News & World Report (2017)