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U.S. News analyzed 100 cities in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each city, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. Colorado Springs ranks as #5 with an overall score of 7.4 out of 10.

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Whether you’re buying a home, selling your home or relocating to Colorado Springs, the following information, resources and tools will help to guide your decision.

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National Awards & Rankings

No. 1 ‐ U.S. News and World Report—”The most desirable place to live in the U.S.A.”—2018

No. 1 ‐ Money, “Big Cities to Live In” ‐ 2017

No. 1 ‐ US Bureau of Labor and Statistics ‐  “Lowest Unemployment rate in the country”—2017

No. 1 ‐ Outside Magazine, “Best Town”

No. 1 ‐ Forbes, “America’s Most Pet‐Friendly City”

No. 1 ‐ Men’s Health, “Best Cities for Dogs”

No. 1 ‐ Zillow.com, “Santa’s Top 10 Favorite Cities”

No. 2 ‐ US News and World Report—”Colorado Springs Best Places to Live in the U.S.”—2018

No. 2 ‐ US News and World Report—”The 25 Most Desirable Places to Live in the U.S.” — 2017

No. 2 ‐ Livability, “Pet Cities”

No. 2 ‐ Men’s Fitness, “Finest City in America”

No. 2 ‐ Women’s Health, “The Best Places to Live for Women”

No. 2 ‐ MSN.com, “Cities of Convention Wisdom”

No. 2 ‐ Livability, “Cities for Veterans”

No. 2 ‐ InsuranceProviders.com, “Safest City in the United States”

No. 3 ‐ Hellawella, “Fitness‐Focused Cities”

No. 3 ‐ Men’s Fitness, “Top Sports Town”

No. 3 ‐ Earth Day Network, “Best Places to Live”

No. 3 ‐ Car and Driver, “Top 10 Best Drivers’ Cities”

No. 3 ‐ FedSmith, “Best Southwest City for Defense Jobs”

No. 4 ‐ Friendliest City for Small Businesses—2018

No. 4 ‐ Thumtack.com, “Nation’s fourth friendliest city for small business in the 7th annual survey” ‐ 2018

No. 4 ‐ Frommer’s Travel Guide, “Cities Ranked and Rated”

No. 5 ‐ WalletHub—”5th Best City for Job Seekers” 2019

No. 5 ‐ US News and World Report, “Best Place to Live and Work”

No. 5 ‐ Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, “Best Cities to Live, Work and Play”

No. 5 ‐ Kiplinger, “Great City for Young Adults”

No. 5 ‐ MSNBC, “Best Cities to Live, Work and Play”

No. 6 ‐ Realtor.com monthly index “hotness index” 6th out of 300 metro areas—2018

No. 6 ‐ Realtor.com—”6th out of 300 metro areas nationwide in a survey of hot housing markets” ‐ 2018

No. 6 ‐ U.S. News & World Report, “Best Weekend Getaway”

No. 6 ‐ Forbes, “America’s Most Wired Cities”

No. 6 ‐ SustainLane, “Top Ten Alternative Fueled City Fleets”

No. 7 ‐ American Lung Association, “ Cleanest U.S. Cities”

No. 7 ‐ Backpacker Magazine, “Best Places to Raise an Outdoor Kid”

No. 8 ‐ Business Week, “Best Places to Start Over”

No. 8 ‐ Sunset Magazine, “Finest City in the West”

No. 9 ‐ Realtor.com, “Hotness Index of top 20 cities” ‐ 2018

No. 9 ‐ Forbes, “America’s Best Bang‐for‐the‐Buck Cities”

No. 9 ‐ Livability.com, “Best Downtown”

Top 10 ‐ Trip Advisor ‐ Garden of the Gods ‐ “Top 10 most popular attractions in the US”

No. 10 ‐ Forbes, “Best Places for Business and Careers”

Top 10 ‐ Outside Magazine, “Best Big Cities for Active Families”

Top 10 ‐ Fox News, “Least Obese Metro Areas”

Top 10 ‐ Kiplinger, “Great Cities for College Grads”

Top 10 ‐ Trip Advisor ‐ Garden of the Gods ‐ “Top 10 most popular attractions in the US”

No. 10 ‐ Forbes, “Best Places for Business and Careers”

Top 10 ‐ Outside Magazine, “Best Big Cities for Active Families”

Top 10 ‐ Fox News, “Least Obese Metro Areas”

Top 10 ‐ Kiplinger, “Great Cities for College Grads”

Top 10 ‐ U.S. News and World Report, “Green Places to Retire”

Top 10 ‐ Men’s Health, “Best Teeth”

Top 10 ‐ Budget Travel, “The 10 Coolest Small Towns” (Manitou Springs)

No. 10 ‐ GALLUP ‐ 2012 Least Obese Metro Area

No. 11 ‐ University of Toronto, “Best Places to be a Kid on Christmas Morning”

No. 11 ‐ ERC & Primacy Relocation, “Best Places to Relocate”

No. 11 ‐ The Boyd Company, “Best Places to Build a Data Center”

No. 13 ‐ The Advocate “Gayest City”

No. 12 ‐ Cooking Light Magazine, “America’s Healthiest Cities”

No. 14 ‐ FreeBackgroundChecksUSA.com, “Safest Cities in America for 2010”

No. 15 ‐ Por􀆞olio Magazine, “America’s Top 25 Smartest Cities”

No. 15 ‐ Partenting.com, “Best City for Families”

No. 17 ‐ Farmer Insurance Group, “Most Secure Places to Live”

No. 17 ‐ RelocateAmerica, “Top 100 Places to Live”

No. 18 ‐ Bicycling Magazine, “America’s Top 50 Bike‐Friendly Cities”

No. 18 ‐ TripAdvisor, Travelers’ Choice 2010 “The Best Destinations”

No. 24 ‐ The Daily Beast, “Funniest Cities”

Top 20 ‐ Blue Rhine, “Top Cookout Capitals”

Top 25 ‐ American Style, “Mid‐Sized U.S. City Art Destination”

No. 27 ‐ USA Today, “Most Literate City”

Silver Award ‐ League of American Bicyclists, “Bicycle Friendly Community Award”

CNN Money’s ‐ 10 Best Places to Retire 2013