Denver’s not the best place to live anymore, says U.S. News and World Report

Denver did beat Austin in terms of the job market.

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Denver on an autumn day. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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It's a pretty good-looking city, but not the best-looking. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver is the second-best place to live though, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking.  

Last year, the city was considered the best place to live, but Denver lost that crown to Austin, Texas this year. The magazine determined that Austin had better value, net migration and better quality of life.

The migration bit is no surprise — the crush of people moving to Denver has indeed slowed, the Denver Post reports. And Austin nearly topped the chart for new residents, according to the most recently available census data.

Denver did beat Austin in terms of the job market, which U.S. News and World report evaluated using unemployment and average salary.