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2018 Best Places To Live: 2 Virginia Cities, DC Make US News List - Source Patch

Posted on Apr 11,2018
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By Deb Belt

WASHINGTON, DC. - While it catches heat for being a so-called swamp of political influencers, Washington, D.C., is also a mix of vibrant neighborhoods and the heart of a tech corridor with good paying jobs, all of which placed the capital high in a new ranking of cities. Affordability, the availability of jobs and quality of life are all things people consider when deciding where to move. U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Places to Live in the United States shows people are moving to the South, Western states and the Midwest. Washington, D.C., came in at eighth place in the ranking of the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas, while two Virginia cities were also ranked.

Austin, Texas, was named the No. 1 best place to live for the second consecutive year. Colorado Springs, Colorado, took the No. 2 spot, bumping Denver, Colorado, to No. 3, and Des Moines, Iowa, came in at No. 4. Fayetteville, Arkansas, came in at No. 5 for the second year in a row. Rounding out the top 10 were Portland, Oregon; Huntsville, Alabama; Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Seattle, Washington.

Richmond placed at No. 54 on the list, and Virginia Beach ranked No. 99.

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