Colorado Springs ranks second-best place to live in U.S.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs has earned a top spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2018 list of Best Places to Live.

Here is the list of the top 10:

1. Austin, TX

2. Colorado Springs, CO

3. Denver, CO

4. Des Moines, IA

5. Fayetteville, AR

6. Portland, OR

7. Huntsville, AL

8. Washington, DC

9. Minneapolis, MN

10. Seattle, WA

(PHOTOS: Sights to see around Colorado Springs)

U.S. News & World Report's list ranks the country's 125 largest metro areas based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life. The list was determined in part by a survey to find out what characteristics people consider most important in a hometown.

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