10 best cities for quality of life, job market

Austin, Texas, is the No. 1 city to live in according to quality of life, job market strength and affordability, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Places to Live list.

To determine the best places to live, U.S. News looked at the country's 125 most populous metro areas, ranking each city for its value, desirability, job market and quality of life. The report collected data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Labor and U.S. News' internal resources.

Here are the 10 best cities for quality of life, job opportunity and affordability, according to U.S. News.

1. Austin (Texas)
2. Colorado Springs (Colo.)
3. Denver
4. Des Moines (Iowa)
5. Fayetteville (Ark.)
6. Portland (Ore.)
7. Huntsville (Ala.)
8. Washington, D.C.
9. Minneapolis-St. Paul
10. Seattle

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